It seems only fitting that a city with a rich history such as Wheeling would have a museum to showcase it’s many stories and traditions.
It’s a dream that might be a reality in the not too distant future.
Wheeling Heritage is looking into the creation of a Wheeling Museum. They have hired history specialist Travis Henline as the project’s manager to develop the concept.
He will be working to find a location for the museum, as well as developing themes and concepts and said it’s a project he’s thrilled to be a part of.
“Among other things, we are the birthplace of our State during the Civil War,” Henline said. “Without Wheeling there would be no West Virginia. We were an industrial powerhouse. We have an incredible frontier and colonial history, Revolutionary War history. We are a city of ethnic immigrants. We have so many stories to share with our residents and the world.”
Henline has served as site manager at West Virginia Independence Hall for six years. He produced more than 20 programs and events for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and West Virginia statehood.