Morgantown has been transformed throughout the years. Twelve years ago, the area along the riverfront had become dilapidated. Today, the area known as The Wharf District is alive with restaurants, shopping, rail trails and other businesses.

Through the camera’s eye, former Morgantown mayor Frank Scafella has captured the “rebirth” of The Wharf District through an extraordinary exhibit, “Renaissance Morgantown.” The exhibit is on display in the Nutting Gallery at The Erickson Alumni Center. Renaissance Morgantown tells the story of the riverfront transformation through photographs taken by Scafella and photographer Sue Amos.

“For those who grew up in Morgantown, attended school here or visited the city, this exhibit is a wonderful view of how much this area has grown and taken shape,” said Steve Douglas, president and CEO, West Virginia University Alumni Association. “Frank has done a wonderful job putting this exhibit together and we are so pleased to be able to showcase this extraordinary exhibit at The Erickson Alumni Center.”

Scafella will be on hand to greet visitors today (Aug. 31) in the Nutting Gallery and again on Visitors are welcome to stop by the exhibit today from 3-5 p.m. to meet Scafella. The exhibit is open to the public from 8:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Monday-Friday, at The Erickson Alumni Center through Oct. 1, 2012.

For more information, contact the WVU Alumni Association at 304-293-4731 or visit


CONTACT: Tara Curtis, WVU Alumni Association

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