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West Virginia Association of Museums

2017 Annual Conference

Protecting Our Collections

March 31st to April 2nd
at McKeever Lodge, Pipestem Resort State Park

About the Conference

The recent devastating flood that affected 44 counties in West Virginia reminds us that we must be ever-vigilant in preparing for the unexpected within our collections and sites. Emergencies that endanger our sites and collections can strike at any time and being prepared for those unexpected events can make all the difference. This year’s conference is being held at Pipestem Resort State Park at Mckeever Lodge.


The conference registration rate for WVAM members is $100 by or on March 20, or $125 after March 20. A single-day rate of $75 is available to members.  For non-members, the pre-registration rate is $125, or $150 after March 20. The single-day rate for non-members is $100.  

Conference session topics include: 

Additional Events:

  • Materials Handling
  • Disaster Planning
  • Moving Your Collections
  • Historic Building Pathology
  • Grants
  • Hands-On Accessioning and Artifact Numbering
  • Best Practices in County Records Management
  • and More! 
  • Bramwell Pre-Conference Tour
  • Tour of Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
  • Reception at Princeton Railroad Museum hosted by the Mercer County Historical Society
  • WVAM Annual Dinner and Auction at Pipestem Resort
  • Keynote Speaker Address

WVAM Member Registration

Preregister and save $20

 Non-Member Registration

Preregister and save $25

Book Your Stay

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Conference Rates

$65 for a non-gorge view room

$75 for a gorge view room

Reserve your room by March 7th

A deposit in the amount of the first night’s lodging will be required at the time of the reservation being made; at check-in, payment is required for the remaining balance. Attendees must specify whether they are arriving on the Thursday March 30 or the Friday March 31.

McKeever Lodge

Lerona, WV 25971

WVAM Scholarships

Scholarships to WVAM’s Annual Conference are available to individual members as well as institutional members on a per-person basis. Scholarships cover the conference registration fee, but scholarship recipients are responsible for covering their own lodging costs (low-cost lodging options may be available).

Scholarship applications are due by February 13, 2017.

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