September 1 grant deadline

The council is accepting applications for Major, Media, Publication and Teacher Institute grants

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People & Mountains

The Summer 2022 issue is online now!

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The Broad Side

Alien Invader; A House Divided

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2021 Activities Report

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

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Over $550K in emergency relief grants to West Virginia organizations

American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Relief 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.


West Virginia National Cemeteries Project

A new initiative honoring the service of men and women interred in Grafton and Pruntytown

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June Little Lecture

Video of the lecture is now online.


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


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 to hear This Week in West Virginia History.


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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