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.
April is busy from start to finish at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History!
At the Culture Center, we dig into the Archives April 6 and 7 for the annual Hoot Owl overnight where participants can delve into the Archives stacks all night long. On April 24, eighth graders from around the state will vie for the top title at the ninth annual West Virginia History Bowl championship. We follow that up on April 27 – 29 with the West Virginia Dance Festival where we welcome dancers from around the state for a weekend of classes, workshops and performances.
Grave Creek Mound will feature the annual Marshall County Student Art Show through April 7. On Saturday, April 7, the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dance Group will offer a free performance at 1 p.m.
As you plan travel during the coming months, we hope you will include the Culture Center at the State Capitol, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville and West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling, on your trip lists!
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