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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 Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith.

Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith
It’s April!

Hope springs eternal and we are thrilled for another month of exciting opportunities and events!

Later this month (April 26-28) the West Virginia Dance Festival returns! This wonderful event is an educational and performance program designed to encourage and support young West Virginia dancers. The goal is to focus on dance as an art form, provide in-depth learning experiences for all participants through classes and consultations, showcase exceptional West Virginia dancers and dance companies through performances and to strengthen the West Virginia dance community with opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other!

Additionally, on April 30, the 10th Annual West Virginia History Bowl Championship returns! Twenty-four championship-hopeful teams will converge on the Culture Center to state their knowledge of West Virginia history, to determine who will be crowned the 2019 West Virginia History Bowl champion!

Lastly, don’t forget to come and revel in our state’s history on the lower level of the State Museum - follow the chronological exhibit path beginning with prehistoric times through early settlement and into the present, making the West Virginia State Museum a wonderful place to bring the family for a fun-filled, educational experience!

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