A new temporary exhibit at the Morgantown History Museum will showcase the art of George Bird Evans from the 1930s and 1940s that were designed for pulp magazine stories and advertisements. Notable magazines his work was published in include American, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Women’s Home Companion. Evans was also a noted author, outdoorsman, and founder of the Old Hemlock line of English Setters. The exhibit will also display portions George Evans extensive journal entries thanks to the West Virginia Regional History Collection as well as the original Cosmopolitan magazines George’s art had been circulated in.
The exhibit is the result of a cooperative effort between the Morgantown History Museum and the Old Hemlock Foundation. It will open with a reception on Thursday, August 13th at 7pm at the Morgantown History Museum and will be on display until November 14th. The opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
The Morgantown History Museum is located at 175 Kirk Street in Morgantown and is open Tuesday through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For questions call (304) 319-1800, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website http://www.morgantownhistorymusuem.org.
The Old Hemlock Foundation is located at 17098 Brandonville Pike, P. O. Box 69 in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. They can be contacted at (304) 379-7505, email@example.com or http://www.oldhemlock.org.