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The Huntington Area CVB is so excited to join the City of Huntington in celebrating its 150th Anniversary! Our vision is to showcase that Huntington is “always home,” no matter where you find yourself. We hope you will join us for one or more of the events throughout the year. And after 2020, aren’t we all ready to celebrate?
The City of Huntington is collecting stories from community members to commemorate Huntington’s vibrant history and to showcase why people love Huntington. They are seeking stories in both written and video formats for a time capsule, social media posts and other storytelling methods in 2021.
Mountain Stage Celebrates Huntington’s 150th
April 16, 2021 7:30 PM
Joan C. Edwards Stadium 1800 3rd Avenue, Huntington, WV
Time Capsule and Museum Exhibit
The closing of the time capsule on Oct. 22 will culminate a year of anniversary-themed events, in addition to celebrating the city’s founder Collis P. Huntington’s 200th birthday. A separate Huntington 150 subcommittee is working on the time capsule logistics for 2021, and the public’s involvement is encouraged. More information will be made available at a later date.
Huntington Sesquicentennial Exhibit
The Huntington Museum of Art will tentatively host an opening reception of its Huntington Sesquicentennial Exhibit on Oct. 22. The exhibit will be on view from Sept. 18, 2021, through Jan. 16, 2022. The museum will also release a biographical dictionary containing more than 700 biographies of artists who made their home in Huntington at some point in their careers.
Learn more about upcoming events on the City of Huntington’s website.
Commemorative Huntington 150 Blenko Glass Items
Iconic Blenko Glass created Commemorative water pitchers and medallions celebrating the 150th anniversary, highlighting the area’s colorful history.
All of the proceeds supported the Foundation for the Tri-state Community to support the 150th Anniversary committee’s work.
From the Community
“You could go to lots of places that look similar, but if it’s not welcoming, it’s still not the same. I think the people of Huntington — how nice they can be, how caring, how community-oriented we are — that’s what makes Huntington special.” A. D. Lewis Community Center Director MaRia Hill talks about her love of Huntington and how she keeps her father’s legacy alive in this week’s sesquicentennial video.
“Huntington has grown so much over the years. Just to see all of the diversity and inclusion — and everybody being accepted as they are with love and positivity — is just one of the many things I love about Huntington.” Ally Layman shares her long-standing love of Huntington in this week’s video celebrating our sesquicentennial.
This week, we are featuring Huntington Area CVB President (and one of our Huntington 150 committee members) Tyson Compton. Watch his video to see what he has to say about Huntington as we celebrate our 150th year.