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Glassblowing to Community Building: Sunnyside’s Changing Cultural Landscape


Glassblowing to Community Building: Sunnyside's Changing Cultural Landscape is a collaborative exhibit providing a brief overview of the Sunnyside neighborhood through photography. Five themes are featured, including the industrial era, culture and society, student life, WVU football and the neighborhood we see today. WVU Department of History alumni Pamela Curtin, Chelsea Elliott and Eliza Newland, graduate student Steven Semmel and undergraduate students Askar Salikhov and Elizabeth Satterfield contributed content. 

This exhibit was inspired by a proposal from WVU history professor Jenny Boulware's Local History Research Methodology class and is a collaboration between WVU Libraries, WVU's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience and the Department of History with support from the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Davis Reading Room, located on the sixth floor of the Downtown Campus Library. Light refreshments will be served. Ken Fones-Wolf, WVU Department of History's Stuart and Joyce Robbins Chair, will present a brief overview on community and local history research. The event is free and open to the public.