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.
May is a great month to be outdoors in West Virginia! We celebrate that at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History with a few special events.
The West Virginia Garden Festival, highlighting heirloom and heritage gardening, takes place on Saturday, May 4, at the Culture Center
The fourth annual Sowing of the Seeds takes place on Sunday, May 19 (rain date – May 26) at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. Families are encouraged to join this event, when local gardeners help plant a garden featuring the kinds of plants that some of the state’s earliest residents would have planted.
We round out the month with our annual Vandalia Gathering May 24 and 25. Come join us as we celebrate the musical traditions of West Virginia and help start the state’s Sesquicentennial Celebration!
Enjoy May in the Mountain State! The flowers, gardens, state parks, music festivals and historic sites all play important roles in our heritage, our culture and our arts.
Come visit us and enjoy a chance to learn more about the history of our great state!
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