Wheeling in 250 Objects

January 1 - December 31
Ohio County Public Library

Loading Events

« All Events

Wheeling in 250 Objects

January 1 - December 31

Wheeling in 250 Objects

2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Wheeling’s settlement by Europeans and a citywide observation is taking place.

As part of the library’s role in this observation, we are installing, over the course of 2019, a major exhibit called “Wheeling in 250 objects.”

We will actually see far more than 250 objects over the course of the full year, but there will indeed be 250 selected as representative of Wheeling’s history. Many of these objects will be on loan from various Heritage Partners and community members. Many more will come from the library’s own archives and special collections.


Ohio County public library, 52 sixteenth street, wheeling

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Part 1:

artifacts related to the indigenous people of the Wheeling area

The exhibit will correspond to the five symbolic stars on the new flag of the city of Wheeling.

The first installment represents the history of native peoples of the Upper Ohio Valley (the indigenous star), who lived in this region for thousands of years before Europeans arrived.

Most of these artifacts are on loan from the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Research Facility, and the OCPL thanks Curator Hank Lutton for a very interesting selection.


We encourage you to stop by your library to take a good look at the exhibit, located just behind the main display cases. Just look for the blue lights meant to represent Wheeling Creek.

And please check back regularly to see the Wheeling in 250 Objects exhibit grow.

Newly installed:  Part 2 of our Wheeling in 250 Objects exhibit features artifacts related to slavery and abolition in the Wheeling area

The second installment, which opened Feb. 5, features objects on loan from the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio and from the Mt. Pleasant Ohio Historical Society.


January 1
December 31
Event Category:




Ohio County Public Library
52 Sixteenth Street
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
+ Google Map