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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) invites families to visit the West Virginia State Museum at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston for special activities each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history of our state and participate in some classic games. Each Saturday of the month will have a special theme. All programs will take place in the museum education room and are free and open to the public.

First Saturday of the Month: Marbles
Dust off your marbles or just use ours. Come in and learn to play, practice or challenge someone to a game. While you are here, don’t forget to sign up for the annual A. James Manchin Memorial Mable Tournament coming up in April.

Second Saturday: Classic Board Games
Bring the whole family, sit down and have fun introducing younger family members to some of the best board games in history, including Life, Sorry, Clue, Risk, Candyland and many more.

Third Saturday: Classic Video Games
Take a step back in time to play the games that started it all. Pac Man, Qubert and Pong among others. Challenge your kids to beat your top score – if they can. 

Fourth Saturday: Trivia Day
Bring your family in to play fun family-friendly trivia. We will ask questions that test your knowledge of everything from sports, movies, famous people and television. Prizes for winning teams and new questions each month. 

Fifth Saturday: Card Games
We bring out decks of cards for everyone to play family-friendly games. Learn to play Spades, Hearts and Rummy or tackle Uno, War and Go Fish!

For more information about the Saturday programs at the West Virginia State Museum, contact Chris Reed, museum education specialist for the division, at (304) 558-0220 ext. 185 or [email protected].

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is proud to be able to present its programs at no charge to the public but without a solution to the state’s budget situation, this could be the last year that programs of this type could be offered. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, is an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, cabinet secretary. It 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 www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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