The mission of the West Virginia Division of 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.
August is here! Summer is flying by!
West Virginia Division of Culture and History sites hosted families and youth groups who came to learn about our state’s history and culture. We enjoyed the good company of West Virginia’s artists, crafters, musicians and dancers at the Vandalia Gathering, West Virginia Day and the Appalachian String Band, We’ll close out the summer with the Aunt Jennie Festival over the Labor Day weekend.
While you are still enjoying the summer, we invite you will take time to visit one of our sites. As we look forward to the fall, we hope you will consider joining us for the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational on October 24 and the First Lady’s Festival of Songs on November 14. Both programs showcase the talent of young West Virginians. In November, we open our Juried Exhibition at Tamarack in Beckley. Some of the finest work of West Virginia artists will be on display in that exhibit.
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