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.
School starts this month and many of us are making the transition back to routine schedules that include school and extracurricular activities. At the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, we are looking forward to several programs that allow us to showcase the talents of West Virginia students.
Our sites – West Virginia Independence Hall, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, Museum in the Park and the Culture Center – are open for school tours. We are excited about upcoming programs such as the West Virginia Science and Art Fair and the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational in October and the First Lady’s Festival of Songs in November. Each program showcases the creativity and talents of students from around the state.
As always, we look forward to seeing lifelong learners at our evening Archives and History lectures in Charleston and film program at Grave Creek in Moundsville.
We’ll wrap up the month with the popular, toe-tapping sounds of traditional music at the free Aunt Jennie Music Festival at Chief Logan State Park.
We hope you will visit one of our sites this month and enjoy the exhibits and programs that remind us how diverse and interesting our state’s culture is.
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