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The West Virginia & Regional History Center at the Downtown Campus Library of the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown has all kinds of literary exhibits connected with the state’s literary and historical past. To find out what is on exhibit, go to the Center’s “Explore” page. Some rules and restrictions apply so best to call first. Morgantown has a population of around 31,000 residents.

The History Center is especially known for its extensive collection of works by popular science fiction author Isaac Asimov. West Virginia has literary landmarks of at least two other science writers. Read about them here: Homer Hickam and Gray Barker.

A great explanation of West Virginia poetry can be found at the website at

This is the first stop on our West Virginia Trail!

Patricia Smart