2019 Holiday Open House

The West Virginia Humanities Council will host our annual Holiday Open House Friday December 13, from 4–6 p.m. at the Historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, located at 1310 Kanawha Blvd East in Charleston. Light refreshments will be provided. Join us in celebrating the holiday season!

Seeking New History Alive! Characters

History Alive! presentations are designed to promote a dialogue between the historical character and the audience, providing the opportunity to ask questions of the character.

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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.


2018 Activities Report

In the last year, the West Virginia Humanities Council awarded 51 grants and 11 fellowships, and supported more than 350 programs and events in 47 counties

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Folklife Apprenticeship Program

The West Virginia Folklife Program is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 statewide Folklife Apprenticeship Program.

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Grant Awards Announced

A variety of grants are offered to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming. The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 16 new grants.

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People & Mountains

The latest issue of our newsletter is online now.

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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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