The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

January 22, 2014

Museum seeks Woodson artifacts

ANSTED — The African American Heritage Family Tree Museum is searching for photographs, documents and artifacts related to former Fayette County resident Carter G. Woodson.

Between 1892 and 1900, Dr. Woodson was a railroad worker in Thurmond, a coal miner in Nuttallburg and a school teacher in Winona.

According to Norman Jordan, the museum will use the photographs, documents and artifacts to create a 2014 traveling exhibit centered on Woodson, who was the founder of Black History Month and he is known as The Father of Black History.

Photos and documents will be copied and returned.

For more information about the museum project or to make donations, contact Jordan at 304-658-5526 or email

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Jordan will portray Woodson at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted on Feb. 1.

For more information about that program, contact Renee Harper at 304-658-5212.

On Feb. 7, Jordan will be guest speaker for the African American Annual Literary Celebration conducted by the WV Library Commission, WV Center for the Book and the WV Humanities Council at the WV Cultural Center in Charleston.

For more information on that event, contact Susan Hayden at 304-558-3978.