Gerald Milnes

Gerald Milnes of Elkins, Randolph County, is a folklorist, author, filmmaker, teacher, and musician who has contributed immeasurably to the preservation and understanding of West Virginia traditional culture. He served for 25 years as Folk Art Coordinator for the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College, amassing more than 2,000 hours of audio and video documentation of native West Virginians engaged in folk life activities. Gerald is also an accomplished musician, winning multiple awards on both the fiddle and the banjo, and performing with the group Gandydancer.