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.
Welcome to a new year!
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is looking forward to a year of programs that inspire, educate and present the stories of our culture and our heritage.
As you plan your year, we hope that you will keep us in mind. Visit the State Museum and State Archives at the Culture Center with friends and family to share our stories. Stop at West Virginia Independence Hall for a reminder of our state’s beginnings and at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex to enjoy programs and family activities that remind us of our prehistoric heritage. Join traditional music fans from around the world at Camp Washington-Carver for the Appalachian String Band Festival.
We are excited about our youth programs – History Bowl, Dance Festival, Poetry Out Loud and West Virginia Ambassador Camp – and we hope to see those programs grow, reaching students in every county of our state. We are planning lifelong learning activities with lectures and programs that bring our past alive.
Join us as we present our state’s culture and heritage and celebrate our past!
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Current and Upcoming Events At the Culture Center