CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Museum is going social and introducing a new app that gives smartphone and tablet users the ability to get the latest information on programs and services at the state museum just the way they like it: easy, fast and current. The app is a free download available in the Apple and Google App stores.

The home page provides the options available. Discovery Room features videos of the 26 discovery rooms in the museum and a touring map of the museum. Fact Finder has West Virginia history quizzes for beginners and pros alike. News and Social posts notices on programs and upcoming activities and Get Me There will direct users to the museum and a selection of historic communities across the state. ScanMe is a special option for museum visitors that provides extended information on selected artifacts using quick response codes. Contact Usprovides users with several ways to communicate with the museum: mail, email, Facebook and Twitter.

To download the new app, go to the App Store and search for WVSM or West Virginia Museum.

For more information, contact Rachel Moses, cultural program specialist, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 127.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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