Eric Waggoner Open House
The West Virginia Humanities Council invites the public to its October 19 open house for new executive director Eric G. Waggoner. Join us 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House.
We proudly announce our first class of master artist and apprentice pairs in the West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The program offers up to a $3,000 stipend to West Virginia master traditional artists or tradition bearers working with qualified apprentices on a year-long in-depth apprenticeship in their cultural expression or traditional art form.
Jill Lepore, Harvard University Professor of American History and staff writer at The New Yorker, will present the McCreight Lecture in October.
Our work in 2017 was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts, and many other organizations and individuals.
Please support the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, our headquarters. The property serves as an active programming venue, and is itself an important community landmark.
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.