March 6, 2019 (Wednesday) – West Virginia: A State Born of War. Michael Wood, associate professor of history at Marshall University, will discuss the legal creation of the State of West Virginia that occurred during the Civil War. He will also discuss the antecedents of the statehood movement that started many years before the war started. More details will be available closer to the date of the meeting. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS A WEEK EARLIER THAN USUAL — ON THE FIRST, RATHER HAN THE SECOND, WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.