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Steptoe & Johnson Pledges Support for Robinson Grand’s Capital Campaign at Donor Event

Pictured L-R : Ryan Tolley, Evans King, Betsy Spellman, Bob Steptoe, Hank Lawrence For Immediate Release Media Contact Feb. 23, 2018 Dominique Spatafore | 304-624-1620 Clarksburg, WV – Supporters and potential donors of the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center gathered this evening at the Waldomore to take part in an exclusive theater tour and accept a generous gift to the ongoing capital campaign from Steptoe & Johnson. The $100,000 donation from Steptoe & Johnson - one of the region’s largest law firms with over 100 years of diverse experience – is a major contribution that will help our theater transition from a vision into a reality, said Ryan Tolley, Executive Director of the Robinson

Construction Update - Interior Work Ramps Up

Partition framing in the theater building and restrooms/concession area is complete. Light fixture installation in the ballroom and auditorium is approximately 85% complete. Interior framing on the first floor of the west addition is almost complete. Door frame installation throughout the facility is complete. Drywall installation is 65% complete. Installation of wall tiles in the first floor restrooms is almost complete. Installation of floor tiles in the concession area is almost complete. Installation of (2) elevators is ongoing. Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and sprinkler line installation will continue.

Tax Credit Equity Gives Historic West Virginia Theater a Curtain Call

It looked like curtains for the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., but a combination of historic tax credit (HTC) and new markets tax credit (NMTC) equity has the historic theater ready for a second act. “We will have the opportunity to show movies and have plays and bring in everything from national entertainers all the way down to grade school and high school artists,” said Martin Howe, Clarksburg city manager and a member of the Clarksburg Development Authority, which serves as developer for a $21 million renovation of the property. “This gives us a wide range of opportunities.” Clarksburg residents are enthusiastic about the renovation of the 105-year-old propert

Snapshots of History 20

This week's snapshot comes from the mid-to-late 1940s. It shows a very rare view of the front of the Robinson Grand during that time. The young woman in the photo is Clarksburg's own Jeanne Marsh. Jeanne worked at the Robinson Grand under Madge Douds from 1943-to-1950. Jeanne has graciously shared many stories and memories during her time at the theater. In addition, she is also sharing some photographs and documents to help gain insight into that era. We thank Jeanne and her impeccable memory and look forward to sharing many more photos and stories. Do you have a photo, artifact, or story about the Robinson Grand or Rose Garden? We would love to see and hear it! Please share your informatio

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