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.
September is here and the feeling of Fall is in the air. As our West Virginia students return to the classroom, we hope you will join us at The West Virginia Department of Arts Culture and History for our educational programs at our facilities across the State.
The West Virginia State Museum at the Culture Center, Sate Capitol Complex, is debuting a new exhibit in the balcony gallery this month titled High Drama: Costumes from the Contemporary American Theater Festival. Also, this month is among one of the last chances to experience our exhibit honoring the 100th Anniversary of the West Virginia State Police.
Students from high schools in the northern panhandle counties will join us at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling for Constitution Day on September 16th, while in Moundsville at the Grave Creek Museum and Archaeology complex is featuring one of their most popular events Fossil Day on September 21st.
September 26th brings our STEAM Showcase to the Culture Center - where STEAM grant recipients will tout what they have been able to accomplish.
West Virginia and the Civil War symposium on September 28, hosted by West Virginia Archives and History, will bring four different historians and speakers, artifacts from the Archives library and photographs to those looking to broaden their understanding of the Mountain State’s part in the Civil War.
While you are out enjoying the cooler weather and beautiful show of colors across West Virginia, we hope you will make a stop at one of our sites to see the history of this beautiful state or experience one of our exciting programs.
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