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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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 wvpublic.org to hear This Week in West Virginia History.

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MacFarland-Hubbard House

The 1836 MacFarland-Hubbard House, a National Historic Register property, has served as Humanities Council headquarters since 2000.

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Little Lectures

The Little Lectures are informal programs featuring speakers on a variety of topics. The Little Lectures begin in March and are presented once each month through June.

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West Virginia Folklife Program

The West Virginia Folklife Program is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, presentation, and support of West Virginia’s vibrant cultural heritage and living traditions.

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West Virginia Standing Together

With special funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Humanities Council is partnering with West Virginia military veterans to produce a six-part web series titled West Virginia Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War.

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