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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.

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 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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Current and Upcoming Events At the Culture Center

The Culture Center
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Museum in the Park West Virginia Independence Hall
April 14, 2014
West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2013 Award Winners
Balcony Gallery
April 24, 2014
Willow Island’s W.I.L.D. Ride
Lecture
April 26, 2014
31st Annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike
 
April 19, 2014
6th Annual A. James Manchin Marble Tournament
Great Hall
May 29, 2014
Earthwork Sites in
Southwest Pennsylvania
Lecture
   
May 8, 2014
The Products of West Virginia's Natural Resources
Theater Gallery
June 26, 2014
Secret Weapon of the Confederacy
Film
   
May 2014
West Virginia Juried Quilts
Great Hall
July 31, 2014
Interpretive Garden Program Tour
Tour
   
June 20, 2014
West Virginia Sports Leaders
Commissioner's Gallery
August 28, 2014
Cahokia Mounds: Ancient Metropolis
Film
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