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Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and the State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. It is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and is located four miles north of Logan on West Virginia Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.
The museum is located within the 4,400-acre Chief Logan State Park which features an $8.5 million conference and convention center, as well as a campground, outdoor amphitheater and wildlife center. The Department of Arts, Culture and History manages the museum under an agreement with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, which operates the park.
The Land, People and Culture of the Southern Coalfields – Stories of the southern coalfields reveal a place rich in natural resources and wealthy in unique individuals. As far back as the prehistoric people and Native Americans that hunted throughout these old mountains, the resilient spirit has prevailed. Pioneers, confederate sympathizers, industrial magnets, immigrant workers, politicians, community leaders, artists and storytellers – each generation, each community – share the hardship, sadness and joy of growing up and living in the mountains of southern West Virginia.