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The Watts Museum is closed while we renovate our gallery space.

Core Selections: Highlights of the Oil and Gas Industry from West Virginia Museums

If your museum is interested in displaying artifacts in Core Selections, please complete and return our  Artifact Entry Form.

The Watts Museum's past exhibit, Timber/TimbreFalling Trees and Rising Voices – Logging and Music in West Virginia, 1880-1930, is on display at the Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV.

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

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    • 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: 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, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and the Saturday before Christmas through the Saturday after New Year's Day.