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Wheeling Arts Roundup – August Edition

Wheeling is known for its rich industrial history as a blue-collar Ohio River town, but it also boasts a vibrant arts scene. Whether you’re browsing the galleries in Centre Market, catching a play at Towngate, ...

Open Streets Workshop Comes to Centre Market

When was the last time you took a stroll through the Centre Market neighborhood in Wheeling? What was that experience like? How could it be improved? These are some of the questions that the City of Wheeling, a...

New Vrindaban: Home of the Palace of Gold

If you grew up in the Ohio Valley you’ve probably heard of the Palace of Gold, but have you ever visited it? New Vrindaban is filled with extraordinary temples, gardens, and food. The palace was built in 197...

Talented Cast Delivers New Take on Well-Known Story

Oglebay Institute’s Parcel Players present a new stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel “Little Women.” The production is staged July 14-17 at Towngate Theatre in Wheeling. “Little Women” f...

Wheeling’s Men of Change Reflect on Fatherhood

This year, both Juneteenth and Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 19, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on Black fatherhood. Men of Change, a group of leaders and elders from Wheeling’s Black commu...

Vintage Gardening Tips from Wheeling’s Past

It’s not too late to start a garden this growing season! Yes, some gardeners have been out in their gardens since March, seeding peas, carrots, and arugula, but there’s still plenty of time to get things growin...

The Mystery of Wheeling’s Gambrinus Club

Looking through the Ohio County Public Library’s Flickr page is a treat. There are photographs from nearly every era of Wheeling’s history and range from family snapshots to professional portraits to after-disa...

The Trash and Treasure of Wheeling’s Privies

There are many different ways to find windows to the past. Some take advantage of the genealogical resources in the Wheeling Room at the Ohio County Public Library, others may just sit by the river and imagine ...