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Falling Trees and Rising Voices
Logging and Music in West Virginia, 1880-1930

January 2021 – May 2021

Due to COVID restrictions on visitation, the Watts Museum is open by appointment only. To schedule a visit, please contact the museum at or 304.293.4609.

The Watts Museum's current exhibit, Timber/Timbre, uses folk music to explore the history of logging in the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia. The exhibit examines industrialism’s impact on the region through the musical expressions of individuals who experienced the timber boom firsthand.

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    • Parking

    • Parking permits are available for visitors of the Watts Museum. Please call 304.293.4609 in advance of your visit to reserve a parking permit for your vehicle. Permits are not needed on Saturdays. Visitors may also park in the Coliseum parking lot (no permit necessary) and take the shuttle or walk to the Mineral Resources Building.

    • Hours

    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1pm – 4pm

      Call 304.293.4609 for an appointment

      Closed in August for installation of new exhibit

    • *Please note that the Watts Museum is closed on WVU holidays.

      These holidays include: Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, WV Primary Election Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat during week of Thanksgiving, and the Saturday before Christmas through the Saturday after New Year's Day.