Welcome to Main Street Morgantown! Our beautiful city is home to over 26,000 people. With one of the strongest economies for small metro areas (CNN Money) Morgantown has much to offer. From outdoors activities, to a state of the art research institution, to a historic downtown rife with history, we've got it all. Nestled in the hills of northern West Virginia, Morgantown is a hop skip and a jump away from the Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. metro areas but is just far enough away to provide a relaxing and scenic ambience.
Don’t miss the Barnes & Noble Bookfair Supporting Main Street Morgantown, occurring this weekend from December 13th - December 15th, 2013. For every customer that mentions Main Street Morgantown’s name prior to making a purchase during these days, Barnes & Noble will donate 20% of the proceeds to MSM.
MSM, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC), Barnes & Noble, and PBS are partnering to fill these three days with an array of events, encompassing Downton Abbey, historic preservation, poetry, prose and a children’s art activity:
At 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13th, Barnes & Noble is partnering with PBS to host a Downton Abbey event. There will be Downton Abbey themed activities, including a costume contest, trivia contest, fox hunt, table setting & etiquette instruction, and Mouseton Abbey (a children’s story time event) occurring at the Barnes & Noble located at 3000 University Town Centre Dr. in Morgantown.
At 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th, MSM has arranged for Lynn Stasick to host a preservation talk at Barnes & Noble. Lynn works with the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia to provide on-site assistance with needs assessment, redevelopment, sustainability plan creation, funding source identification, and preservation project grant-writing assistance. The talk will give a brief overview of preservation related topics followed by a Q & A. Lynn has created a list of his favorite preservation books, including A Field Guide to American Houses, Old House Dictionary: An Illustrated Guide to American Domestic Architecture 1600-1940, Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practices, and Nearby History, Exploring the Past Around You, which will be available for purchase at Barnes & Noble during the event. For more information about Lynn and his preservation activities, please visit PAWV’s website www.pawv.org/newhire.htm.
Following Lynn’s preservation talk, Barnes & Noble will be host to poetry and prose readings, courtesy of the MAC at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th. Roger Banks will be performing excerpts from his play, + Positive. Jessica Ashley Woods and Melody Walkup, both of whom are members of Morgantown Poets, will also be reading original poetry during this time.
At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15th, a children’s art activity will be occurring at Barnes & Noble, hosted by the MAC. This event will be followed at 5:00 p.m. by more poetry and prose readings, courtesy of the MAC. Sunday evening’s poetry and prose readings will include original poetry by Morgantown Poets members Rayna Momen, Ted Webb, and Tadashi.
December 11th, 2013
Don’t miss Lynn Stasick’s preservation talk this weekend! At 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, December 14th, MSM has arranged for Lynn Stasick to host a preservation talk at Barnes & Noble. The talk will give a brief overview of preservation related topics followed by a Q & A. Check out MSM's homepage for more information about the Barnes & Noble Bookfair Supporting MSM: www.downtownmorgantown.com
December 11th, 2013
Don't miss Lynn's preservation talk at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday!
Bookfair to Benefit Morgantown Main Street this Weekend
Join Main Street Morgantown at Barnes & Noble (3000 University Town Centre Dr.) from Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15 for the Barnes & Noble Bookfair Supporting Main Street Morgant...
December 10th, 2013
Barnes & Noble is hosting a fundraiser in support of Main Street Morgantown from Dec. 13-15. For every customer that mentions Main Street Morgantown’s name prior to making a purchase during these days, Barnes & Noble will donate 20% of the proceeds to MSM to help support our mission in the Downtown. MSM, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC), Barnes & Noble, and PBS are partnering to fill these three days with an array of events, encompassing Downton Abbey, historic preservation, poetry, prose and a children’s art activity.
Step back into the colorful history of Morgantown with an Audio Walking Tour of the Historic Downtown area. Explore the distinctive, classic architectural styles, the history and individuals that built a thriving community along the banks of the Monongahela River.
The Audio Walking Tour is available at the Historic Clarion Hotel Morgan located at 127 High Street
Our Main Street is home to over 75 Retailers, 35 Restaurants, Cafes & Taverns, 100 Professional Businesses
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Morgantown, WV 26505