We are a catalyst for the revitalization of Wheeling.

Focus Areas

We work to preserve and enhance all the resources that make Wheeling unique. Because without the assets that make Wheeling special, we’d be like any other city. Whether we’re working with developers or public officials, our work aligns with this common theme for the greater good of the entire community.

We built the award-winning riverfront amphitheater, Heritage Port, and we hold family friendly events on Heritage Trail to engage and connect our community with the Ohio River.

Natural Assets

We built the award-winning riverfront amphitheater, Heritage Port, and we hold family friendly events on Heritage Trail to engage and connect our community with the Ohio River.
We developed the Artisan Center, a renovated industrial building with a three-story atrium in the heart of downtown.  We are spearheading a grassroots restoration of Mt. Wood Cemetery, Wheeling’s oldest extant cemetery.

Historical Assets

We developed the Artisan Center, a renovated industrial building with a three-story atrium in the heart of downtown.  We are spearheading a grassroots restoration of Mt. Wood Cemetery, Wheeling’s oldest extant cemetery.
As the manager of the city’s Main Street program, we focus on community and business development, city planning and public art to create a more vibrant, engaged community.

Cultural Assets

As the manager of the city’s Main Street program, we focus on community and business development, city planning and public art to create a more vibrant, engaged community.

Impact

Wheeling National Heritage Area generates $86.6 million in economic impact, supports 1,109 jobs, and generates $6.4 million in tax revenue.

 

We do this by providing and facilitating grants and capital funding to support projects that restore historic buildings, investing in our community, and ensuring cultural and historical programming that promotes the heritage of the Wheeling region.

 

But a lot of our work isn’t quantifiable, like our knowledge sharing, collaborative partnerships, and various projects that increase the quality of life in Wheeling.

Learn more about Wheeling Heritage

Show of Hands is a community-supported, crowd-funding event. Community members are presented projects that would positively impact Downtown Wheeling.

Next Show is:

January 24, 2018

at the Wheeling Artisan Center

 

Upcoming Events

Jan 24

Show of Hands

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Organizer: Wheeeling Heritage
304 232-3087
Mar 03

Wheeling Celtic Celebration

March 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Organizer: Wheeeling Heritage
304 232-3087

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Community Partners

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Wheeling-Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

Grow Ohio Valley 

 

Ohio Valley Trail Partners

 

 

West Virginia Association of Museums

 

RED Partnership

 

WV Rails to Trails

 

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia

 

Friends of Wheeling

 

City of Wheeling Arts and Culture Commission

Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley

 

West Virginia Independence Hall

 

Ohio County Public Library