The mission of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History is to identify, preserve, protect, promote and present the ideas, arts and artifacts of West Virginia's heritage, building pride in our past accomplishments and confidence in our future.
Welcome from Curator Randall Reid-Smith.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia State Museum, located in the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, is operating under normal business hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The maximum occupancy allowed in the state museum will be limited to 52 people. Visitors will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Museum staff will wear face coverings and will follow special cleaning guidelines in accordance with best practices from the WV DHHR and CDC. All visitors to the museum are encouraged to wear a face covering and will have their temperature taken upon entry. All visitors will also be asked to fill out the West Virginia State Visitor Covid-19 Screening Form.
The West Virginia State Museum Gift Shop is also open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our annual Juried Quilt Exhibit on display in the Great Hall of the Culture Center has been extended until October. And on September 22 the 2020 Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition will open to the public.
For more information, please contact the West Virginia State Museum at (304) 558-0220.
Museum, Capitol and Governor's Mansion tours are not being offered at this time.
All events, classes and public meeting room reservations are cancelled until further notice.
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