Holiday Open House at the Historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, Dec. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Please join the West Virginia Humanities Council for our annual Holiday Open House at our headquarters in Charleston. We’ll be gathering together for some holiday cheer, and to enjoy seasonal decorations and refreshments!

New Grafton Monster Pin!

We’re excited to announce our Grafton Monster Loves West Virginia Folklife campaign. The first 50 new Council GEM (Give Every Month) members who donate $5 or more per month will receive this exclusive new pin. We’d love your support!

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West Virginia National Cemeteries Project

The Humanities Council works with high schools students to research and write biographies of veterans

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Special October 2023 issue of The Broad Side

AI Fumbles West Virginia History, and much more

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2022-2023 West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Participants

Seven apprenticeship pairs from across the Mountain State have been studying and practicing traditions including soul food cooking, fiddle repair, and mushroom foraging.

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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.


New Statehood and Civil War Exhibit on Display at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling, Dec. 7 - Jan. 13

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Cover of Fall 2023 People & Mountains, with photo of Cory Doctorow, titled 2023 McCreight Lecture in the Humanities

2022 Activities Report

In 2022, the West Virginia Humanities Council delivered grants and programs directly to 41 counties and digital programming in all 55 counties.

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West Virginia Folklife Collection receives award from American Folklore Society

WV Folklife Collection at WVU Libraries receives the society’s Brenda McCallum Prize

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

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Visit to hear This Week in West Virginia History, a collaboration between e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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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