2021 McCreight Lecture will feature journalists behind HBO documentary

James and Deborah Fallows will be the featured speakers at the West Virginia Humanities Council’s annual McCreight Lecture in the Humanities October 21, 2021.

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2020 Activities Report

In the last year, the Humanities Council invested significantly in the cultural life of the Mountain State, even as we observed public health and social distancing advisories.

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The Humanities Council is sponsoring a special West Virginia tour of Crossroads, an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services.

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Over $420K awarded to West Virginia cultural institutions

The CARES grants help ensure staff retention and program delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To continue our mission of promoting a vigorous program in the humanities statewide, the Humanities Council is developing original programming for delivery online.

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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.

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Humanities Council minigrants support projects that request $1,500 or less

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Little Lecture: The Russian Avant Garde Under The Soviet Regime

The lecture premiered Sunday, April 25. You can still watch it here.

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Sport a piece of classic West Virginia folklore

Become a Council GEM by joining our Give Every Month program at a monthly level of $5 or more, and receive this specially-designed Mothman pin touting the Council’s West Virginia Folklife Program

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Exploring the imaginary landscape of West Virginia through the lens of genre fiction and folklore

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People & Mountains

The Winter issue of our newsletter is online now!

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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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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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