Exhibition features Glenwood
Now on display on the first floor of the main library, until June, is "Glenwood: Window to the West Side - A Traveling Exhibition", which details the history of Glenwood estate and its “role in the cultural, political, and industrial development of the Charleston area.”
The six-paneled exhibit was created by students from both West Virginia State University and Marshall University Graduate College. The original 366-acre estate owned by James M. Laidley, a Charleston newspaper publisher, and sold to Congressman George W. Summers, ran from current day Cato Park to the Kanawha River on Charleston’s west side.
The house and 2-remaining acres was donated to the Marshall University College of Graduate Studies in 1983 by Summers’ great-granddaughter, Lucy Quarrier. To find out more about the Glenwood Project, click here.