The Humanities Council is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for its upcoming October 1 minigrant deadline.

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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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2019 Activities Report

In the last year, the West Virginia Humanities Council awarded 52 grants and nine fellowships, and supported nearly 400 programs and events in 49 counties across the Mountain State.

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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.


September 20 Little Lecture: "Black Huntingon"

See a whole new side of one of West Virginia's biggest cities. Dr. Cicero Fain talks about the influx of Black migration into West Virginia that accompanied the construction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in the 1870s.


John Morris named National Heritage Fellow

We are thrilled to announce that old-time musician John Morris of Ivydale, WV, is one of nine 2020 National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellows, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. These lifetime honor awards of $25,000 are given in recognition of both artistic excellence and efforts to sustain cultural traditions for future generations.


People & Mountains

The Spring-Summer 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 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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