- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A traveling exhibit on the career of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd opens at Tamarack in June.

The Register-Herald in Beckley (https://bit.ly/1VqDNck ) said the exhibit shares Byrd’s story as the longest-serving senator, his early life and entrance into politics and rise to leadership positions.

Raymond Smock is executive director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. Smock says the exhibit opens people up to tell their own stories about Byrd. Smock says the exhibit features aspects of Byrd’s career in which he helped West Virginia and helped preserve its natural beauty.

The exhibit will open at Tamarack on June 10 with a gala reception and will end its run on July 6.

The traveling exhibit was created to honor the 100th anniversary of Byrd’s birth in 2017.


Information from: The Register-Herald, https://www.register-herald.com

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