The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

June 19, 2013

Happy birthday, West Virginia!

For The Fayette Tribune

— The West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston is all decked out in anticipation of today’s sesquicentennial celebration. Today’s activities begin with a statewide bell ringing (see related story inside this edition) at 1:50 p.m. Following the bell ringing, the officials sesquicentennial ceremony begins as the U.S. Postal Service unveils the West Virginia 150th birthday stamp on the State Capitol steps.  The Civil War – a Broadway musical will be performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Culture Center Theater, State Capitol, at 4 p.m., and an outdoor concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and The Appalachian Children’s Chorus is set for 7:30 p.m. on the State Capitol steps. To wind down the day’s events, “150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride,” a 3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol will be followed by the world-famous Zambelli Fireworks at 10 p.m. For more on the celebration, visit the website at