The Humanities Council is sponsoring a special West Virginia tour of Crossroads, an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services.

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Over $420K awarded to West Virginia cultural institutions

The CARES grants help ensure staff retention and program delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To continue our mission of promoting a vigorous program in the humanities statewide, the Humanities Council is developing original programming for delivery online.

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2019 Activities Report

In the last year, the West Virginia Humanities Council awarded 52 grants and nine fellowships, and supported nearly 400 programs and events in 49 counties across the Mountain State.

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Please support the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, our headquarters. The property serves as an active programming venue, and is itself an important community landmark.


Sport a piece of classic West Virginia folklore

Become a Council GEM by joining our Give Every Month program at a monthly level of $5 or more, and receive this specially-designed Mothman pin touting the Council’s West Virginia Folklife Program

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People & Mountains

The Fall issue of our newsletter is online now!

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September 20 Little Lecture: "Black Huntingon"

See a whole new side of one of West Virginia's biggest cities. Dr. Cicero Fain talks about the influx of Black migration into West Virginia that accompanied the construction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in the 1870s.


This Week in West Virginia History is an ongoing collaboration between e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia and West Virginia Public Radio. Tune in or visit to hear This Week in West Virginia History.


The West Virginia Humanities Council serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. Formed in 1974 at the invitation of the National Endowment for the Humanities, it is the principal organization promoting the humanities in West Virginia.

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