“Hosanna! Resurrection” (formerly known as “Hosanna, the Rock Opera” from the 1990’s)

“Hosanna! Resurrection” (formerly known as “Hosanna, the Rock Opera” from the 1990’s) is a musical drama of the Passion of Jesus Christ, depicting his final days of earthly life and the events which followed.
Comprised of a cast and crew diverse in Christian denominational backgrounds, ranging in ages 5 to 75 and completely from the local area, “Hosanna! Resurrection” is a life-changing, awe-inspiring production that tells of the Good News of Salvation History and brings together an ecumenical community in a special and powerful way.
“Hosanna! Resurrection” will take place at St. Paul Catholic Church on Walnut/Main Street in Weirton on Thursday, March 26th through Saturday, March 28th at 7:00 pm and a 3:00 pm Matinee Show on Sunday, March 29th.
Admission is free. A free-will offering will be accepted to help defray the cost of the production.


“Hosanna! Resurrection” (formerly known as “Hosanna, the Rock Opera” from the 1990’s)

“Hosanna! Resurrection” (formerly known as “Hosanna, the Rock Opera” from the 1990’s) is a musical drama of the Passion of Jesus Christ, depicting his final days of earthly life and the events which followed.
Comprised of a cast and crew diverse in Christian denominational backgrounds, ranging in ages 5 to 75 and completely from the local area, “Hosanna! Resurrection” is a life-changing, awe-inspiring production that tells of the Good News of Salvation History and brings together an ecumenical community in a special and powerful way.
“Hosanna! Resurrection” will take place at St. Paul Catholic Church on Walnut/Main Street in Weirton on Thursday, March 26th through Saturday, March 28th at 7:00 pm and a 3:00 pm Matinee Show on Sunday, March 29th.
Admission is free. A free-will offering will be accepted to help defray the cost of the production.


Easter Egg Hunt at Bethany College

Boomer’s Book Club at Bethany College is hosting its seventh annual Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. March 28.

The event is designed for preschool through fifth or sixth grade and begins at T.W. Phillips Memorial Library. The event will feature games, crafts, snacks, and the egg hunt on the Old Main Lawn.
The hunt will be moved indoors in the event of rain.

Register at www.bethanywv.edu/easter by March 20; space is limited. Children are encouraged to bring their own basket or bag to carry their eggs and crafts.

Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.


The Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins at Bethany Memorial Church

Founder’s Day at Bethany College

The new pastor of Bethany Memorial Church (Disciples of Christ), the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, will serve as Bethany College’s Founder’s Day speaker. Founder’s Day at Bethany College is observed on the first Thursday of March. This year’s event is 11 a.m. March 5 in Commencement Hall.

Watkins previously held the office of general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Upon her election in 2005, she was the first female head of a mainline denomination.

She also has served as director of the Truth and Racial Justice Initiative of the National Council of Churches and interim minister of First Christian Church in Weirton. She is a member of the board of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

She served on President Barack Obama’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and preached the sermon at the National Prayer Service after Obama’s first inauguration.
Watkins holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Phillips Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from the Yale Divinity School, and a bachelor’s degree in French and economics from Butler University.
Her first ministry was to the Church of Christ in Congo, then known as Zaire. She has also pastored congregations in Connecticut, Indiana, and Oklahoma, and is the author of “Whole: A Call for Unity in Our Fragmented World.”

Founder’s Day honors Bethany College’s 180-year history and its founder, Alexander Campbell. Campbell was a leader in childhood and adolescent education and championed universal female education. He also was one of the principal founders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Bethany received its official charter from the Legislature of Virginia on March 2, 1840. The charter was affirmed on June 20, 1863, by the Legislature of the newly formed state of West Virginia.

ABOUT BETHANY COLLEGE
Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.


CANCELLED--Music and Art at Oak Glen - Session IV

PLEASE NOTE, this event has been CANCELLED:

Due to mounting concerns over containing the spread of Coronavirus, Montani Semper Liberi, Music and Art at Oak Glen, originally scheduled for March 20-22, has been cancelled. The festival committee is currently working with musicians, vendors, and sponsors to determine the best path forward. Please visit their Facebook page or their website at www.musicandartatoakglen.com/ for updates.

 

 

 

Montani Semper Liberi – Music and Art at Oak Glen debuted in March 2015 and has become an annual celebration of music, art and our cultural heritage.  This year, there will be sixteen acts, in four separate sessions (March 20-22, 2020) featured on the Oak Glen Little Theatre Main Stage, with another complete roster of artists performing free shows on The Porch (alternate stage), plus an extended “open jam” showcasing local musicians prior to the start of Session I.  In addition, the Commons Area and Hall Art & Photography Gallery will be populated with local and regional visual artists, artisans, crafters and vendors showcasing their unique talents.  Please visit https://www.musicandartatoakglen.com/tickets/ to purchase your tickets now!

The Steel Wheels * Driftwood * The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys * The Lowest Pair * Amythyst Kiah * Sunny War * The Nick Horner Family * The Drowsy Lads * Hillary Klug * Vivian Leva and Riley  Calcagno * C Street Brass * Rasta Rafiki * Dirty Dishwater Revival * more TBA


CANCELLED--Music and Art at Oak Glen - Session II (FREE SESSION)

PLEASE NOTE, this event has been CANCELLED:

Due to mounting concerns over containing the spread of Coronavirus, Montani Semper Liberi, Music and Art at Oak Glen, originally scheduled for March 20-22, has been cancelled. The festival committee is currently working with musicians, vendors, and sponsors to determine the best path forward. Please visit their Facebook page or their website at www.musicandartatoakglen.com/ for updates.

 

 

Montani Semper Liberi – Music and Art at Oak Glen debuted in March 2015 and has become an annual celebration of music, art and our cultural heritage.  This year, there will be sixteen acts, in four separate sessions (March 20-22, 2020) featured on the Oak Glen Little Theatre Main Stage, with another complete roster of artists performing free shows on The Porch (alternate stage), plus an extended “open jam” showcasing local musicians prior to the start of Session I.  In addition, the Commons Area and Hall Art & Photography Gallery will be populated with local and regional visual artists, artisans, crafters and vendors showcasing their unique talents.  Please visit https://www.musicandartatoakglen.com/tickets/ to purchase your tickets now!

The Steel Wheels * Driftwood * The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys * The Lowest Pair * Amythyst Kiah * Sunny War * The Nick Horner Family * The Drowsy Lads * Hillary Klug * Vivian Leva and Riley  Calcagno * C Street Brass * Rasta Rafiki * Dirty Dishwater Revival * more TBA

CANCELLED--Music and Art at Oak Glen - Session III

PLEASE NOTE, This event has been CANCELLED:

Due to mounting concerns over containing the spread of Coronavirus, Montani Semper Liberi, Music and Art at Oak Glen, originally scheduled for March 20-22, has been cancelled. The festival committee is currently working with musicians, vendors, and sponsors to determine the best path forward. Please visit their Facebook page or their website at www.musicandartatoakglen.com/ for updates.

Montani Semper Liberi – Music and Art at Oak Glen debuted in March 2015 and has become an annual celebration of music, art and our cultural heritage.  This year, there will be sixteen acts, in four separate sessions (March 20-22, 2020) featured on the Oak Glen Little Theatre Main Stage, with another complete roster of artists performing free shows on The Porch (alternate stage), plus an extended “open jam” showcasing local musicians prior to the start of Session I.  In addition, the Commons Area and Hall Art & Photography Gallery will be populated with local and regional visual artists, artisans, crafters and vendors showcasing their unique talents.  Please visit https://www.musicandartatoakglen.com/tickets/ to purchase your tickets now!

The Steel Wheels * Driftwood * The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys * The Lowest Pair * Amythyst Kiah * Sunny War * The Nick Horner Family * The Drowsy Lads * Hillary Klug * Vivian Leva and Riley  Calcagno * C Street Brass * Rasta Rafiki * Dirty Dishwater Revival * more TBA

CANCELLED--Music and Art at Oak Glen - Session I

PLEASE NOTE, this event has been CANCELLED:

Due to mounting concerns over containing the spread of Coronavirus, Montani Semper Liberi, Music and Art at Oak Glen, originally scheduled for March 20-22, has been cancelled. The festival committee is currently working with musicians, vendors, and sponsors to determine the best path forward. Please visit their Facebook page or their website at www.musicandartatoakglen.com/ for updates.

 

 

Montani Semper Liberi - Music and Art at Oak Glen debuted in March 2015 and has become an annual celebration of music, art and our cultural heritage.  This year, there will be sixteen acts, in four separate sessions (March 20-22, 2020) featured on the Oak Glen Little Theatre Main Stage, with another complete roster of artists performing free shows on The Porch (alternate stage), plus an extended "open jam" showcasing local musicians prior to the start of Session I.  In addition, the Commons Area and Hall Art & Photography Gallery will be populated with local and regional visual artists, artisans, crafters and vendors showcasing their unique talents.  Please visit https://www.musicandartatoakglen.com/tickets/ to purchase your tickets now!

The Steel Wheels * Driftwood * The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys * The Lowest Pair * Amythyst Kiah * Sunny War * The Nick Horner Family * The Drowsy Lads * Hillary Klug * Vivian Leva and Riley  Calcagno * C Street Brass * Rasta Rafiki * Dirty Dishwater Revival * more TBA

Samuel W. Black

Heinz History Center Scholar Samuel W. Black speaks at WAMCC

Samuel W. Black, Director of African-American Programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center, will speak on the subject of Pittsburgh Jazz and the rich culture associated with it.

This event is free and open to the public.

Afterwards please join us for a reception with light refreshments and a chance to meet the scholar.

About Samuel W. Black:

Samuel W. Black is the Director of the African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center. He is a former President of the Association of African American Museums (2011-2016) and served on the Executive Council and the Advisory Council of the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH) as well as the program committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Black is a member of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society of Pittsburgh and the former vice president of the ASALH Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch. He is the recipient of the Dr. John E. Fleming Award of the AAAM in 2016, a 2018 graduate of the Jekyll Island Management Institute of the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) where he was the recipient of the Jon Kinard Scholarship offered by the AAAM and Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a 2019 Fulbright Germany Transatlantic Seminar Curator of the Smithsonian Institution and Leibniz Association of Germany.

At the Heinz History Center, Black has curated: “Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era” that travelled to seven cities and was the recipient of four awards including the American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit and the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Cultural Organizations, S.K. Stevens Memorial Award. Other exhibits include, “America’s Best Weekly: A Century of the Pittsburgh Courier” and “From Slavery to Freedom” that received a U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program grant, as well as the AASLH Award of Merit (2013), the African Diaspora World Tourism Cultural Exhibit Flame Keeper Award for dedicated service in cultural tourism (2013), and the PA Museums President’s Award and S.K. Stevens Award (2014). He was the lead curator for, “The Vietnam War 1945-1975” (2019). He is the curator of the Negro Leagues, Basketball, Track & Field, and Community Sports galleries of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

Black has authored a number of essays, book reviews, and narratives including, “African American Photographers of Cleveland, 1930-1965” in Yet Still We Rise: African American Art in Cleveland, 1920-1970; “Cleveland: Civic, Literary and Mutual Aid Associations” in Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations; “The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: Museum of Conscience” in Ohio Valley History Journal. He is the author of three biographies in African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, editors in chief. His pending articles and reviews include, “African American s in the Vietnam War” in Oxford University Bibliographies; and “The Black Figure in the European Imaginary” in the Journal of African American History.

In addition, Black is the editor of Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era (2006) and co-author of Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole: A Photographic History of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio (2012) Kent State University Press, and editor of The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience (2013), the recipient of the AASLH Award of Merit for 2014. His current book project centers on the means to which freedom seekers (runaway slaves) survived the journey to freedom.


Lit at the Museum - Author Steve Logston

Our inaugural event in the Lit at the Museum series features author Steve Logston, who will read excerpts from both his recent novel _A Year of the Teacher_ (2019) and his nonfiction account of his stepdaughter’s experience, _Even Her Tears Were Yellow_ (2016), which promotes organ donation awareness.

Steve Logston grew up in Chester, West Virginia. He attended Oak Glen High School, Shepherd University, and the University of Dayton, where he earned a master's degree in education. He retired after 35 years of teaching in Wellsville, Ohio. _A Year of the Teacher_ is his first fictional novel. He enjoyed writing this novel and creating the characters. His knowledge of teaching, music, and coaching aided immensely in developing the story. Steve previously had published a book, _Even Her Tears Were Yellow_, which detailed the story of his step-daughter, who passed away during a liver transplant in 2013. He and his wife, Joni, live in Highlandtown, Ohio. To learn more, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Teacher-Steve-Logston/dp/1786932504/.

Lit at the Museum is a monthly reading series that is free and open to the public and promotes both local authors and our region’s vibrant and growing literary culture. Please join us for an evening of great prose, insightful discussion, and light refreshments.

The Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, located at 3149 Main Street in Weirton, West Virginia, preserves our history and culture for future generations.