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.
August is here. We still have time for weekend trips, maybe a vacation and visits with family and friends.
If you are looking for something special to do August 3 to 6, head to Camp Washington Carver at Clifftop for a wonderful traditional and neotraditional music festival that attracts musicians and fans from around the world.
On Tuesdays through Saturdays, you might consider taking your guests and family to our museums. The West Virginia State Museum at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, just opened a commemorative exhibit featuring West Virginia’s involvement in World War 1; the artifacts and the exhibit are a tribute to our heroic soldiers. Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville is offering a series of family oriented activities and programs that will help you cool down on hot days. Museum in the Park in Logan sits in the midst of Chief Logan State Park; you can enjoy the scenic mountain site as well as enjoy the museum’s exhibits. West Virginia Independence Hall is an amazing place to learn more about West Virginia statehood.
I hope you will take time this month to enjoy everything our state can offer in these lovely summer days and celebrate the culture, history and heritage that make West Virginia “wild and wonderful!”
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