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.
Spring is here! And we have a busy and exciting May ahead of us. We kick off the month with the Congressional Art Awards on May 3 in celebration of National Youth Art Month. More than 80 students from across the Mountain State will be featured in the annual exhibition on display at the Culture Center.
On May 7 and 8, we will welcome students to the Capitol grounds and Laidley Field in Charleston for a Music Among the Hills competition, which will include a Jazz Band Festival, Drums at the Capitol and Color Guard Competition.
We cannot wait to welcome back our popular State History Bowl Championship to the Culture Center on May 10 and 11. Because of last year's postponement, we will be hosting two competitions, both the 11th and 12th State History Bowl Tournaments.
And finally, in order to gather safely, this year's annual Vandalia Gathering will be a little different from previous years. Instead of a weekend-long celebration, we will host a special afternoon concert on May 29 to celebrate traditional old-time music, along with the honoring of the Vandalia Award winners. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you! br>
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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