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.
Happy Birthday, West Virginia! June is a great month for West Virginians. June 20th marks the 156th birthday for West Virginia. Come celebrate with us at the Culture Center in Charleston. There will be a chance to buy the unique Blenko Glass pieces made for this celebration.
Another great event we have this month is Ambassadors Camp, which takes place the 17th through the 20th. This is a chance for young leaders from across the state to come together and celebrate excellence in history and the arts. This camp gives the youth of our state the opportunity to learn more about our state’s culture and history, while providing them with a new view of our state’s capital.
Also don’t forget that we have various sites around the state that are free to all. These sites provide unique views into our state’s history and culture. The State Museum in Charleston and the Grave Creek Mound Complex in Moundsville are great places to visit with families. On Saturdays, both sites offer family-friendly activities. West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling is a wonderful place to learn about our state’s unique history.
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