This organization shall establish a facility to preserve, house, and display historic artifacts and provide programs to serve the public. Theprograms shall reflect the cultural, social, commercial, ethnic, spiritual, and historic aspects of the area.
History of WAMCC
Our First Museum BuildingAfter many years of a "Museum without Walls" the members of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center met on May 22, 2006, and decided to find a small building location, which could provide enough room to display (on a rotational basis) items that depicted Weirton's rich History and Culture. On July 1, 2006, after the Independence Day Parade, the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center opened its doors for the first time at 3393 Main Street in Weirton. The site was previously used as Nathan and Johnny's Hot Dog Shop and earlier used by Carr Photo. With the new building, our membership was faced with the hard reality of paying the bills. Thanks to Senator Bowman, state digest money was available to pay for supplies, but the rent and utilities were not covered by these funds. The following members volunteered to take turns paying $450 rent for the first several months: Victor Greco, Ron Kinney, Dr. J. K. Luthra, and Dennis Jones. The Museum Board of Directors later voted to grant these individuals lifetime memberships in WAMCC. Recent YearsSince 2011, the Museum has taken residence in the former Home Furniture building, located at 3149 Main Street in downtown Weirton. The building interior and facade were fully renovated and beautified by Dennis Jones and members of the WAMCC board of directors thanks to generous grants from the Pugliese Charitable Foundation and the J.C. Williams Charitable Trust. Since its opening in 2006, thousands of families, individuals, and tourists from around the world have visited our Museum. As the interest in Weirton's unique history continues to grow, we salute the men and women who have worked so hard "Preserving Our History and Culture for Future Generations."
Use of the WAMCC logo without written permission of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is forbidden.