West Virginia has a musical personality that includes traditional, Appalachian, country, classical, and jazz notes. You’ll find examples of each in this room. You’ll also see a wonderful collection of string instruments – fiddles, banjos, and dulcimers, played at family picnics, festivals, and on stage. Check out the intricate stitching and designs of the outfits of country music singers Doc and Chickie Willams. Look for the Mountain Fiddler album of Senator Robert C. Byrd. He is the only United States Senator to ever record an album.
Video courtesy of West Virginia Public Broadcasting; Videographer/Editor: Janet Kunicki; Narrator: Beth Vorhees