Virginia Humanities Council is a private, nonprofit organization providing lifelong
learning opportunities to the state's citizens. WVHC serves as a state affiliate of
the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The humanities lead us to a deeper understanding of the human experience. They
explore the story of our time and culture and that of others. Each year, citizens
of all ages explore their own and the larger human story
through programs which use history, literature, comparative religion, philosophy, ethics, and more.
Our programs are meant to get people thinking and talking with each other.
A good humanities program
can change the way we look at ourselves, our problems, and our
histories. A humanities program may find its success in leading
us to a deeper appreciation for any number of topics of human
interest or concern... perhaps medical ethics, women in southern
literature, the glass industry of West Virginia, the impact of
technology in the school and where we work, the ancient culture
of Indian mound builders... or battles of the Civil War.
of a program's content, the Council's goal is to help and encourage
all West Virginians to enjoy a rich, engaging, and mind-expanding
experience through the humanities.
Virginia Humanities Council
1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. - Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-346-8500 Fax: 304-346-8504
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