The Morgantown History Museum showcases the social, culture, and commercial history of the greater Morgantown area. Permanent exhibits include Don Knotts, vintage printing shop, local glassware and pottery and much more.
Additional funding for the Morgantown History Museum is provided through the Friends of Morgantown History Museum. Check out their website here.
An early version of what today is known as the Morgantown History Museum, was first established in a small space at the Seneca Center in 2000. In 2005, the City of Morgantown created the Morgantown Museum Commission which was formed to establish a formal Morgantown History Museum. The museum opened at its current location on West Virginia Day in 2006.
Over the years, the museum has presented a number of exhibitions both in-house and off-site in collaboration with other organizations, such as: Friends of Decker’s Creek, Old Hemlock Foundation, Historical Railroad Model Club, West Virginia University Public History Department, Daughters of the American Revolution, West Virginia State Native American Museum, and many others. In addition, the museum has partnered with the WVU to train students in the process of exhibit production and development of oral histories and other projects.
In 2020, the Morgantown History museum was transferred to the City of Morgantown Arts & Cultural Development Department, to align all aspect of the arts under one centralized City of Morgantown department.
Read the full history of the Morgantown History Museum here.