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Watts Museum to host family-friendly Saturday event series

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WHAT: The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum will host a family oriented Saturday event series throughout the spring.


Feb. 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Decoder Quest will allow participants to flex their grey matter by solving a puzzle while learning about the life of miners underground.

March 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, the museum will host a Rug Making event in celebration of National Quilting Day. Attendees will explore coal camp life while creating their own up-cycled rug.

April 14 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Touch a Truck: Mighty Machines and More. Children can explore heavy machinery and meet the people who operate these machines and learn what these machines can do.

“Man Power, Mine Power” is on view through June 2019 and will be available to travel to other venues throughout West Virginia after its installation at the Watts Museum. 

WHERE: Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum, in Room 125 of the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale campus of WVU. The Museum is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, contact the museum at 304.293.4609 or



CONTACT: Eliza Newland, Watts Museum
304.293.4307, 304.293.4086;

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