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Waldomore

Address:
400 W Pike St
Clarksburg, WV 26301, US
(304) 627-2236

Category: Business

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Clarksburg & Harrison County,WV

Review: David Houchin, Special Collections Librarian Houchin@clark.lib.wv.us

Description: Hours:
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
Thursday: 1pm-4pm & 5pm-8pm
Friday: 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

History

For more than forty years, the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library's home was an elegant antebellum house called Waldomore, the city's chief historical landmark as well.
Over the years, the library's collection and also the idea of library service outgrew the capacity of the old building, until eventually a way was found to build a new structure designed for the purpose. However, Waldomore remains a part of the library complex. Its ground floor offers a large public meeting space alongside rooms that display period furnishings.
Upstairs is the library's West Virginia Collection, a specialized reference department devoted to all aspects of life in the "Mountain State, " a famous resource for genealogists especially and maintained with the generous assistance of the Harrison County Genealogical Society.
A room has been set apart to house the books and papers of the legendary UFO writer and publisher Gray Barker, a Braxton County native and for many years a Clarksburg resident.
Queries should be addressed to David Houchin, the Special Collections Librarian.



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