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.
The diversity of our department really becomes apparent in a month like October.
On Saturday, Oct. 5, fossils take center stage at Grave Creek Mound as the staff and guests celebrate Archeology Month. This free event is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Our Legacy, Our Future Preservation Awards reception, presented by the State Historic Preservation Office, at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling is scheduled for Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m.
On Oct. 19, our annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational will feature more than 40 state bands at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field. This year we have added a drum line competition that will take place on the state capitol grounds.
And our State Museum staff is promising a spooktacular Halloween Bash at the Culture Center on Oct. 29!
Join us, won’t you, for the events of your choice!
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