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Light/Lubricant/Liniment: West Virginia's Early Oil Industry, 1860-1900

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10am to 4pm

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  • Friday, April 19, 2024 10am to 4pm
  • Monday, April 22, 2024 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 10am to 4pm
  • Friday, April 26, 2024 10am to 4pm
  • Monday, April 29, 2024 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 10am to 4pm

2809 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25311

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Around 1860, oilfields began springing up throughout Appalachia. For several decades, West Virginia supplied a considerable share of the oil extracted and refined for medicines, lubricants, and illuminants in the United States.

Through historical photographs, archival documents, and displays of early drilling tools, Light/Lubricant/Liniment looks back at the role of West Virginia in America’s early oil industry.

Light/Lubricant/Liniment was curated by The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum at West Virginia University and is currently on display at the Historic Craik-Patton House Museum during the Spring 2024 season.

  • Lizzie A Mcneely

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