The 1863 Club

1863 Club logo

The 1863 Club is the West Virginia Humanities Council’s official giving society, 
designed to recognize, honor, and celebrate the support of higher-level donors who share a commitment to the Humanities Council’s mission.



1863 Club members enjoy the following benefits:


  • Dedicated 1863 Club donor listing (unless anonymous listing preferred) in the Council’s official newsletter People & Mountains, published three times a year, and also on the Council’s website.
  • Invitation to exclusive 1863 Club social events hosted at the Council’s home office, Charleston’s historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, or on the road.
  • During an active membership year club members may request a personal talk given by the Council’s Executive Director to a community institution, society, or informal group of their choice.
  • Invitation to the private McCreight Lecture dinner, at which members may meet and speak with the featured presenter at the Council’s annual McCreight Lecture in the Humanities.
  • Direct input on Little Lecture and special-event speaker/topic suggestions, solicited from Club members by Executive Director as part of annual program planning.
  • Regular “insider” updates from the Executive Director, sharing state and national humanities news, information on local initiatives in communities around West Virginia, sneak peeks at upcoming Council programming, and more.



For more information on the 1863 Club, contact Development Director Katie Morris.


1863 Club logo designed by West Virginia artist Danielle Hunt.


1863 Club membership mug

1863 Club membership mug designed by Gauley River Pottery based in Mount Lookout, West Virginia, exclusively for our Club members.

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