The History of Wheeling with David Javersak
In October, 2010, Dr. David Javersak, retired professor of history at West Liberty University, presented his 9 Class History of Wheeling as the launch of the new People's University series at the Ohio County Public Library. You can watch the entire series on Youtube using the links below. The classes were divided into segments of approximately 10 minutes in length.
Class 1: The Public Library and Andrew Carnegie's Vision, 1 of 7, Recorded on October 13, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder.
Go to Class 2: Wheeling as a Frontier Outpost
Go to Class 3: A transportation revolution transforms Wheeling.
Go to Class 4: Wheeling as the birthplace of a new stateand the first capital of West Virginia1860-1870.
Go to Class 5: Wheeling as the premier city of West Virginia, 1870-1920.
Go to Class 6: The “underside” of Wheeling.
Go to Class 7: Wheeling’s ethnic heritages.
Go to Class 8: Wheeling in post-industrial America, 1950-2010.
Go to Class 9: Wheeling’s important structures and what they reveal about the city’s past.