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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.

Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith

2016 has moved quickly!

But the year is not yet up and we have some special events and exhibitions to offer those of you who want to take time away from a hectic schedule to celebrate our state and share time with family and friends.

At the Culture Center, our new exhibition “Fiesta” celebrates 80 years of this colorful and iconic West Virginia dinnerware.  We are commemorating the 75th anniversary of Pearl  Harbor with an exhibition on the Great Hall Balcony.  Both exhibits will be up through February 2017.  On December 6, join Governor and Mrs. Tomblin for Joyful Night.  On December 10, the First Lady’s Festival of Songs will be a day of high school and middle school choir performances in the Culture Center Theater.

At Grave Creek Mound, family activities and programs showcase fall and winter seasons.  A new exhibition offers more insight into prehistoric heritage around the state.

On December 13 and 14, we will host “Arts in Our Communities” at the Culture Center.  This free conference will focus on the important role that arts play in our communities.  Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will be a keynote speaker.  Other programs will focus on what we can do to help make our communities the creative cities and towns we want them to be!

Join us, won’t you, for one or more of these programs!

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Closed Dates for 2016



Current and Upcoming Events At the Culture Center

The Culture Center
West Virginia
Independence Hall
Museum in the Park Camp Washington-Carver Grave Creek Mound
Archaeology Complex
November 2016-February 2017
Fiesta is 80!
Exhibition in Great Hall

   

Closed for Winter
Season

November 19 1pm & 3pm
“We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower”
Film

November 24 & 25
Culture Center closed
for Thanksgiving

      December 29 7pm
“Secrets of the Dead: Jamestown’s Dark Winter”
Film

December 2016-February 2017
Pearl Harbor Anniversary
Exhibition

      December 29 - January 5
Winter Vacation Crafts
Discovery Table

December 6
Joyful Night

       

December 10
First Lady’s Festival of Songs

       
December 13-14
Arts in Our Communities
Conference

       
       
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Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville Presents Family Activities during December  

Annual First Lady’s Festival of Songs to be Held at the Culture Center Dec. 10 

West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Unveil the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor: USS West Virginia Exhibit at the Culture Center Dec. 4 

West Virginia Division of Culture and History Recognized Select National Historic Landmarks, Individual Resources and Historic Districts Across the State on Oct. 16  

State Historic Preservation Office Publishes 13-month Calendar 

Second Round of Fiscal Year 2017 Historic Preservation Development Grants Available 

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