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Music of the Coalfields Exhibit is Coming to Williamson

Music of the Coalfields Exhibit


Beginning Saturday, September 16th you’ll have the opportunity to view the Music of the Coalfields Exhibit from the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in downtown Williamson.  The exhibit will be set up inside The Collective Retail & Artisan Shops located on 2nd Avenue across from the Mingo County Courthouse. 


According to the WV Music HOF website, the exhibit features rare photographs and information dating back to the early 1900’s. The exhibit helps explain the wide range of cultural influences that shaped the music of the coalfields. 


Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce President Chris Dotson tells us, “We are excited to host this exhibit in The Collective. We wanted to host the exhibit in conjunction with the King Coal Festival, which also happens on September 16th, because it seems like the perfect addition to the festival.”


Chris tells us through the sponsorship of chamber members the exhibit is open to the public at no cost from Saturday, September 16th through Thursday, September 21st.  Those chamber members sponsoring the exhibit are: Williamson Forward, Precision Heating, Cooling & Electrical, The Sanger Gallery, and CC Coffee and Tea Interest. 


Anyone may stop by to view the exhibit during regular business hours of The Collective. The Collective will have special extended hours during the King Coal Festival. Those special hours for Saturday, September 16th will be 10 am-8pm. The remaining time the exhibit will be open Monday through Thursday 10 am-6pm. 


Be sure to stop by The Collective Retail and Artisan Shops to view this amazing exhibit! 


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