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.
Bring on Spring!
The Division welcomes students and this month with activities that highlight our state’s culture and history.
At the Culture Center, Charleston, our activities include the annual Easter Carnival on Saturday, April 19. This year, we are combining it with the annual A. James Manchin Memorial Marble Tournament – a day of fun for kids of all ages. On April 25 to April 27, it is the annual dance festival. For three days, dance students l take lessons from nationally known instructors and, on April 25 and 26, we showcase the students’ talent in public performances in the State Theater. We round out the month on April 29 with all things West Virginia when we host the lively West Virginia History Bowl. This is our fifth year for the state championship and we are pleased to welcome 24 teams of eighth graders who really know their West Virginia facts!
At Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, Moundsville, the annual Marshall County Youth Art Show is on exhibit until April 16. Postcard art and sunflower planting projects are on tap for young visitors this month as well.
Museum in the Park, Logan, is the starting point for the annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at Chief Logan State Park. This year the event will be held on Saturday, April 26, and is free and open to the public.
Whether you join us this month or celebrate our state’s culture and history at other wonderful venues around the state, we hope you enjoy the spring days in the Mountain State!
We look forward to seeing you!
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