The West Virginia Encyclopedia and its online companion, e-WV

Program Sponsorship

Each year, the West Virginia Humanities Council provides hundreds of programs across the state, touching the lives of thousands of West Virginians. From History Alive! presentations in schools and libraries to traveling exhibits in community centers to special speakers at colleges and universities, these programs could not happen without the generous support of our partners.


If you are interested in sponsoring one of our programs and would like to find out more, please contact Development Director Katie Morris at or 304.346.8500.

Current sponsorship opportunities include:


The online version of the West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV is a full-featured electronic reference resource. It showcases West Virginia’s history, culture, and people. e-WV is innovative, enhanced with audio and video, hundreds of illustrations, maps, timelines and other features.


History Alive!

This program, one of our most popular, brings historical figures to life. Presenters, who have thoroughly researched their characters, visit organizations across West Virginia, including libraries, schools, museums, historical societies and civic groups.


Betsy K. McCreight Lecture in the Humanities

A flagship event of the West Virginia Humanities Council, the McCreight Lecture brings a prominent speaker to West Virginia audiences each October. Past lecturers have included Sylvia Nasar, David Halberstam, and Ken Burns.


West Virginia Traveling Exhibits

The Council periodically coordinates statewide tours of special traveling exhibits on topics such as the Hatfield & McCoys, West Virginia and the Civil War, and other subjects.


Little Lectures

This popular series of Sunday afternoon parlor talks on history and other topics takes place each spring at the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House.


West Virginia Folklife Program

The Folklife Program is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, presentation, and support of West Virginia's vibrant cultural heritage and living traditions.



The MacFarland-Hubbard House

The MacFarland-Hubbard House – Built in 1836, this Charleston landmark now serves as the headquarters of the West Virginia Humanities Council. Carefully restored and preserved, the Greek Revival house provides public space for lectures, programs, and tours as well as office space for Council staff.