Do you know a student in the 48th Delegate District (Harrison and Taylor Counties) that would like to learn more about the West Virginia legislature?
The West Virginia Legislature offers a Page Program for students in grades 5 through 12. Speaker Miley would like to offer his help to give students in his district the opportunity to Page.
Please complete the Parent or Guardian Contact Information form to let us know if you are interested in getting a student to Page. The Legislative Session begins Wednesday, January 8th and lasts 60 days (through Saturday, March 8th) so you only have a short window to get your date locked in and assigned. They only have room for certain amount of Pages per day and kids from all over the state are encouraged to participate.
The Page Program provides opportunities for students to see state government in action. On the day that is agreed upon by the parents/guardian/chaperone and the Page Administrator, the students will meet in front of the House Chamber at the designated time near the Capitol rotunda. A guide will then lead everyone through an orientation and a Chamber etiquette briefing. The length of the floor session will be determined by the legislative agenda that day but you can expect at least 30 minutes and at most one and a half hours.
If your interests include taking a State Capitol Tour please see the following:
2014 WEST VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL TOUR RESERVATION INFORMATION
(Please make reservations well in advance of your trip)
State Capitol Tour
Tours begin on the ground floor of the Rotunda Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every half hour. Saturday tours are available at one, two, three and four o’clock. Please make your reservations by calling 304.558.4839.
Tours begin every half hour on the front porch of the Governor’s Mansion Thursday and Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. For reservations please call: 304.558.4839. (Note: tours of the Governor’s Mansion may be canceled at any time).
West Virginia State Museum
Self-guided tours of the State Museum are available Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday noon-5:00pm. Groups of 15 or more are asked to pre-arrange visits of The West Virginia State Museum by contacting the Museum Scheduler at 304-558-0220 ext. 175, or via email at [email protected]. NOTE: The museum is closed on Mondays. Allow an hour or more for your visit.
Visit http://www.wvculture.org/museum/education/EDUvisit.html for more information
West Virginia State Culture Center and Museum Shop
You may enjoy the Culture Center at your leisure Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm, and Sunday noon-5:00pm. Located on the right side of the Great Hall as you enter the Culture Center, the Museum Shop has a variety of mementos and exceptional handcrafted art and crafts by West Virginia artists. Selections for young shoppers are priced under $5 and up. We recommend visiting the shop after your museum journey and before you pick up your coats from the check-in area next door. You may call ahead for specials and merchandise inquiries 304-205-7911.
Secretary of State
Guided fifteen minute tours are offered during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 p.m. - 5p.m. Arrange tours by calling Judy Cooper at 304.558.6000. Please visit the website at http://www.wvsos.com for additional information. Checkout the kids' pages under the Public Services Section for activities.
Supreme Court Chambers
The Supreme Court Chamber is located on the third floor of the East Wing.. To schedule a thirty minute tour call Peggy at 304.558.2601. Also, visit http://www.courtswv.gov Supreme Court Clerk's Office/Courtroom tours.
--Please make reservations well in advance of your trip--