Christopher Hall of Science, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Backstory and Context
Christopher Hall of Science is named in memory of H. Ward Christopher. He was the son of Mabel Neville Christopher (WVWC Class of 1918) and her husband Frank Christopher. H. Ward died in a tragic automobile accident at the age of 27. Frank was a successful mine operator in the Scotts Run area near Morgantown.
The Christopher family, very active in the Wesley Methodist Church in Morgantown, and responded to President Stanley Martin's plea for funding for this important building.
Hyma Auditorium is in this building as well, which is named in honor of long-time faculty member Nicholas Hyma.
The building includes lecture halls, laboratories, stockrooms, offices, a greenhouse, the George B. Rossbach Herbarium, and a planetarium. There are public programs in the planetarium weeky. Contact Tracey DeLaney for more information about these at email@example.com.
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