Our Historic House

The MacFarland-Hubbard House: Its History, Renovation, and Collection


For over two decades the West Virginia Humanities Council’s home has been the MacFarland-Hubbard House, a landmark property listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of Charleston WV’s seven surviving antebellum houses.  The Council purchased the house in 1998, and completed renovations in 2000.


The MacFarland-Hubbard House is a working office, a public space used for programming and events, and an architectural landmark in the greater Kanawha Valley area.


We present here a full history of the house, the story of its purchase and restoration by the Council, and an overview of its collection of West Virginia art and historical objects.


The House: Its History

The House: Its Renovation (Exterior and Carriage House)

The House: Its Renovation (First Floor)

The House: Its Renovation (Second Floor)