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.
It’s September! Summer is over; school is in session. Vacations wind down and our programming winds up.
We would not have it any other way at the Division of Culture and History. School groups schedule tours of our museums and we start looking forward to the programs that focus on and celebrate youth activities. We are gearing up for the annual West Virginia Science, Engineering and Art Fair at WVU Tech as well as for the Marching Band Invitational in October and the First Lady’s Festival of Songs in November. Students are studying, practicing and performing. Some of the very organized are hitting the books for the West Virginia History Bowl, memorizing poetry for Poetry Out Loud and preparing for the Dance Festival.
We look forward to the programs that showcase the talents of young West Virginians. We hope that their participation in these activities will instill in them a lifelong interest in the arts and history. The more we encourage them, the stronger our cultural and heritage futures will be!
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