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Wheeling Heritage Welcomes Five New Board MembersPress Release | Wheeling, WV | November 22, 2021
Wheeling Heritage Names New Executive DirectorPress Release | Wheeling, WV | November 16, 2021
Midge’s Kitchen Wins Show of HandsPress Release | Wheeling, WV | November 1, 2021
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June 2021

Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market Street Plaza, 1053 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
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Join us as we honor and celebrate African American history, music, faith, family, and freedom!

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Wheeling’s Polonia: An Evening with Hal Gorby

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
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Join us for a conversation with Hal Gorby as he discusses his latest book, Wheeling’s Polonia. Gorby’s study of Wheeling’s Polish community is an inspiring account of diverse working-class culture and the immigrants who built it. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. at Wheeling Heritage's Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Wheeling Artisan Center. You can purchase a copy of Wheeling’s Polonia through the Artisan Center Shop in-store or online (artisancenter.com).…

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August 2021

Henry LIVE: Thirsty for More

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brew Keepers, 2245 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
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  What was life like in pre-prohibition Wheeling? Who were the influential people that made Wheeling a powerhouse brewing town? How have brewing practices changed over the years? Kick-off Mountaineer Brewfest weekend by joining Wheeling Heritage for an evening with Hal Gorby, Ryan Stanton and Kevin Ayres, who will discuss the life and legacy of Wheeling’s most notorious brewer - Henry Schmulbach. There will be a panel discussion, interactive Q&A, and plenty of libations to go around! This event is…

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September 2021

Show of Hands Applications Due

September 15

Show of Hands is a community-supported crowd-funding event. Community members are presented four projects that would positively impact Wheeling. Then, attendees vote on their favorite. The winner gets at least $4,000 to complete the project. If you or someone you know is working on a community project, start-up, or business expansion and would like some funding to help move the project along, please follow the links below to the application. All projects are welcome to apply, but only four will…

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Volunteer Wheeling: Ivy & Weed Removal at Heritage Port

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Much work has already been done by Kim McCluskey, who has a personal interest in helping to maintain Heritage Port,  but let's get together to help him finish up this project to remove the ivy and weeds growing up the huge stone wall at Heritage Port. The following supplies would be helpful to have: buckets pruners loppers rakes brooms Be sure to wear long sleeves, pants and gloves - There is poison ivy amongst the English ivy.

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October 2021

Volunteer Wheeling: North Wheeling Cleanup

October 2 @ 8:30 am - October 4 @ 12:00 pm

Volunteer Wheeling joins the Victorian Old Town Association (VOTA) for a neighborhood clean-up in North Wheeling. VOTA plans to assemble at 727 Main Street and will spread out from there, picking up litter, sweeping curbsides and sidewalks, and pulling weeds. Bring your buckets, litter pick-up tools, and weeding implements.

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Volunteer Wheeling: Wheeling Creek Cleanup

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Volunteer Wheeling will meet in the Mt. DeChantal Kroger parking lot before embarking on a cleanup of Wheeling Creek. Try out your multi-tasking skills; come for an early evening cleanup, then pick up a few groceries before you head back home!

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Volunteer Wheeling: Fulton Cleanup

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A Volunteer Wheeling crew cleaned up this area early last spring and collected a LOT of trash along this street, starting at Rt. 40 (near Generations) all the way to McCulloch St (near the base of the Wheeling Tunnel.)  This stretch is in need of a good tune-up and, if we get a good crowd, we can probably tackle the whole street in a day.  Bring your buckets and pick-up tools. Please come down for this one!

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Volunteer Wheeling: Route 40 Weeding

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Rd
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
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Join Volunteer Wheeling for a weekday evening cleanup along a stretch of sidewalk along Route 40, starting near Perkins. We'll continue past the New Life Assembly of God church and move toward Wheeling Hill. This area is compromised by weeds that are popping up along the sidewalk and spilling over the walls. It would look so much nicer (and be easier to walk through) if it was cleaned up. Bring your buckets and whatever else you have - snips, pruners,…

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Volunteer Wheeling: Tree Planting at the Fitzsimmons Dog Park

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A number of large trees in and around this lovely dog park have succumbed over the past couple of years. Planting some new ones now will ensure that the park provides for plenty of shade, for pups and people alike, for years to come!  Karen Cox from WV Extension Office is supporting this effort and will supply us with the trees, stakes, and trunk protectors. We just need to bring shovels. If you have a few bags of mulch lying…

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