Jane George wears many hats. Born Jane Taylor in rural Roane County in 1922, she is a fervent supporter of West Virginia's folk heritage and has devoted her adult life to teaching and promoting the traditional arts. Basket weaving and highland dancing are areas of special interest to Jane, who was instrumental in establishing several heritage arts educational programs in the state. Today, Jane George and her talented husband Frank can be found at the Vandalia Gathering and anywhere the folk arts are celebrated in West Virginia. Photograph by Michael Keller.


Jane George