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A musical celebrating West Virginia's history and heritage

Golden Horseshoe, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Donations are tax deductible.

West Virginia supported me when I won the gold medal. Show your pride in our great state by supporting Golden Horseshoe, the musical.... P.S. They mention ME in the show too!

Perfect for 8th graders studying
West Virginia history!

High-energy musical history!
Delightful, engaging sets & costumes

Get your tickets for
2016 public performances!

What does "Golden Horseshoe" mean?

It's a West Virginia history test! The Golden Horseshoe test is given annually to eighth graders in West Virginia. The test started in 1931—it's the longest running program of its type in any state. The test covers West Virginia history, geography, geology, politics, sociology, etc. The top scorers in each county are invited to Charleston for a knighting ceremony, where they become Knights or Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe. They receive a Golden Horseshoe pin with the state motto—"Montani Semper Liberi" ("Mountaineers are always free").

Still from 'Women Are Everywhere'