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May 01
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Oct 31

Homespun & Handmade: Culture in the AFHA Region

Mini Grants

The “Homespun & Handmade” exhibit is now open through October 31, 2015, at the Darden Mill Building in Elkins. The exhibit highlights and interprets the story of the region’s material culture as well as the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area tradition of making by hand what was needed for both survival and pleasure. The display includes a mix of text and images as well as illustrative artifacts such as musical instruments, long rifles, quilts, and wood carvings.

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Aug 26
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Sep 06

The Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud Traveling Exhibit

Traveling Exhibits

Developed by the West Virginia Humanities Council and illustrated by West Virginia University graphic design students with financial support from ZMM Architects and Engineers, this traveling exhibit relates the history of the events that have become synonymous with the word feud.

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Sep 05

History Alive! – Ostenaco

History Alive

During the French and Indian War, Ostenaco was a leader of Cherokee warriors who allied with Virginia military leaders against northern tribes fighting with the French. His leadership provided a vital alliance for the British colonial settlements in much of present West Virginia. His influence contributed significantly to the expansion of English-speaking peoples into the Mountain State.r

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Sep 11

History Hitting the Road at the Webster County Fair

Mini Grants

The “History Hitting the Road” program is a cultural education program designed to introduce participants to 18th century heritage arts and trade activities. The show will kick off on September 11th with Youth Day, admission is free and all children are excused from school to enjoy the events. Later that evening from 6:00-8:00 the exhibit will be open for the general public to view. On September 12th the Fair’s largest attendance evening, the exhibit is scheduled to be open and…

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Sep 12

Sacagawea – History Alive!

History Alive

When Lewis and Clark hired her French-Canadian husband as an interpreter for their expedition in 1804 Sacagawea became the lone female member of the Corps of Discovery. She gave birth to a son in early 1805 and cared for the newborn while on the grueling journey to the Pacific. Aside from her value as an interpreter with knowledge of the landscape her presence with the expedition also communicated to tribes along the way that the Corps had peaceful intentions.

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Sep 12

History Hitting the Road at the Webster County Fair

Mini Grants

The “History Hitting the Road” program is a cultural education program designed to introduce participants to 18th century heritage arts and trade activities. The show will kick off on September 11th with Youth Day, admission is free and all children are excused from school to enjoy the events. Later that evening from 6:00-8:00 the exhibit will be open for the general public to view. On September 12th the Fair’s largest attendance evening, the exhibit is scheduled to be open and…

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Sep 14
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Oct 05

The Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud Traveling Exhibit

Traveling Exhibits

Developed by the West Virginia Humanities Council and illustrated by West Virginia University graphic design students with financial support from ZMM Architects and Engineers, this traveling exhibit relates the history of the events that have become synonymous with the word feud.

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Sep 14

How Carrie Williams, famous WV school teacher, improved education for African American Students

Major Grants

A Press Conference will announce the release of “Stories from West Virginia’s Civil Rights History,” will take place at the West Virginia State Capitol, in the lower Rotunda at 10 a.m. r

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Sep 14

How Carrie Williams, famous WV school teacher, improved education for African American Students

Major Grants

The program begins at 7 p.m. and includes a lecture and book signing.

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Sep 15

Ward Hill Lamon History Alive!

History Alive

When Abraham Lincoln was elected president he asked his former law partner and friend Ward Hill Lamon to accompany him to Washington. A physically imposing man, Lamon was appointed by Lincoln the U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia. Out of friendship and loyalty the Virginian also considered himself the president’s bodyguard. On the night Lincoln was assassinated Lamon was on assignment in Richmond. The death of the president plagued Lamon the rest of his life as he believed his…

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