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.
Heading into November, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History enjoyed a busy fall season. We hosted a record 40 bands at the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational, began after-school and Saturday family fun days at the West Virginia State Museum, and presented historic preservation awards at West Virginia Independence Hall.
All of our sites have been busy with visits from school groups and lectures that offer insight into the state’s heritage, history and culture.
November will be busy as well. On November 11, the State Theater will be filled with music as high school choirs and jazz bands perform at the First Lady’s Festival of Songs. On November 12, we invite you to the WVU Art Museum for the opening of the 2017 Juried Exhibition, featuring 84 West Virginia artists.
We feel a great sense of pride and are honored to be able to present the best of West Virginia with all of these programs. I hope you will join us whenever you can!
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