History Alive: Walt Disney

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Young Walt Disney struggled to create an animation company in Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1923. After losing the rights to some of his early animated […]

Food Justice in Appalachia Exhibition

This multidisciplinary exhibition by WVU Art in the Libraries, in partnership with the WVU Center for Resilient Communities’ Food Justice Lab and TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective, explores this multilayered, complex social movement in Appalachia and beyond through narratives from students, scholars and community-based organizations. Original art by eighteen regional artists, is juxtaposed with viewpoints from […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

History Comes Alive Video presentations

The videos from the public presentation of the History Comes Alive in Richwood series will be saved onto a computer in the Richwood Heritage Center. This series focused on the people who helped shape Richwood. Memory Boards accompanying these people important to Richwood’s history will also be on display there. The Center is open on […]

Huntington Sesquicentennial Exhibit

In celebration of the Huntington Sesquicentennial, HMA will present an exhibit of art produced by Huntingtonians during the last 150 years highlighting major influences on the evolution of art in the community, including the influx of diverse cultures into the area generated by trade and commerce, the vibrant commercial framing and glass industries, the academic […]

Little Lecture: "A Union State's Confederate Idol: Stonewall Jackson, Confederate Monuments, and the Lost Cause in West Virginia " (Cody Straley)

The Little Lectures are informal programs featuring speakers on a variety of topics. In-person programs are presented on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. at our headquarters located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, in the parlor of MacFarland-Hubbard House. The series is one of the many ways the Humanities Council shares our historic property with […]

2024 Little Lectures: Andrea Pitzer, "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps"

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) For more than one hundred years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as a battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, and have been used to control or liquidate “undesirable” civilian populations across the globe. Parkersburg-born author […]

History Comes Alive in Richwood

This public presentation is part of the History Comes Alive in Richwood series. Through this series we will focus on the people who helped shape Richwood. Visitors will be entertained by the presentations and Q & A follow-up, then can return to the Richwood Heritage Center to peruse the displays there. The presentation will be […]

Abigail Adams

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. An active participant in our nation’s birth, Abigail Adams is well known for her advocacy of women's rights, especially in education, and her opposition to slavery. As a valued confidant and advisor to her […]

History Alive: Bessie Smith

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. As the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s, Smith was the highest-paid Black performer of her day. She was known as the “Empress of the Blues” by virtue of her […]

Timber Industry Exhibit

This event is open to the public. During the time of this Grand Opening the Center will be open from July 31-August 7 from 11-4. This is the week of the Cherry River Festival in Richwood and is considered our homecoming. It draws many people back to Richwood. The Center is generally open on Fridays […]

Sacagawea

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. When Lewis and Clark hired her French-Canadian husband as an interpreter for their expedition in 1804 Sacagawea became the lone female member of the Corps of Discovery. She gave birth to a son in […]

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz was a cartoonist best known as the creator of the Peanuts comic strip that featured Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and all the rest of the gang. Schulz recognized that comics were not just a medium for children. His ability to connect with people through a four-panel strip using dry humor, sarcasm, wit, and […]

Gabriel Arthur

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their characters. Gabriel Arthur is believed to have been the first European American to see the Kanawha Valley while traveling with a band of Indians in 1674. During this time, he followed either the Big Coal […]

2019 Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz was a cartoonist best known as the creator of the Peanuts comic strip that featured Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and all the rest of the gang. Schulz recognized that comics were not just a medium for children. His ability to connect with people through a four-panel strip using dry humor, sarcasm, wit, and […]

History Alive: Julia Child

In the 1960s a tall, gangly woman with a preposterous voice and joy of life revolutionized the art of cooking for Americans. Julia Child became an icon of gourmet cooking and, using her remarkable energy, humor, and skill, changed the way Americans thought about eating. The First Lady of Food, as she has been called […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

The Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud Traveling Exhibit

Developed by the West Virginia Humanities Council and illustrated by West Virginia University graphic design students with financial support from ZMM Architects and Engineers, this traveling exhibit relates the history of the events that have become synonymous with the word feud.