Dr. Bruce M. Rothschild to Present “From Fairchance to Santa Barbara, a Shared Experience” at Grave Creek Mound on Thursda
03/23/2018
Dr. Bruce M. Rothschild, MD, a professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, will present “From Fairchance to Santa Barbara, a Shared Experience” at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex...read more
Now Hiring AmeriCorps Program Officer
03/20/2018
Do you love AmeriCorps? Have experience managing a portfolio of programs?...read more
Governor and First Lady Justice announce plans for annual Easter Carnival
03/19/2018
Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice today announced plans for the 2018 Easter Carnival on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the North Plaza of the State Capitol Complex....read more
South Middle School Team One Wins Region 7 History Bowl Tournament
03/16/2018
South Middle School Team One, with students Katelyn Blosser, Nolan Cook, Elijah Hall and Julia Leyden, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 7 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl on Saturday...read more
Capital High School Student to Represent West Virginia at Poetry Out Loud Contest in Washington, D.C., April 24-25
03/15/2018
Capital High School student Jordyn Marshall will represent West Virginia at the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C. on April 24-25....read more
Gov. Justice and Tourism Office Invite West Virginians to Submit their Favorite #AlmostHeaven Photos
03/14/2018
Gov. Jim Justice, in partnership with the West Virginia Tourism Office, today announced a new photo contest, inviting all West Virginians to share their favorite photos for a chance to be featured in the state’s new advertising campaign....read more
Robert C. Byrd Courthouse exhibit features State Museum Contemporary Art Collection
03/08/2018
Visitors to the Robert C. Byrd Courthouse in Charleston can enjoy an exhibit featuring 32 pieces of contemporary art from the West Virginia State Museum collection....read more
43 Students to Compete in West Virginia Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on March 9-10, 2018
03/06/2018
Forty-three students from across West Virginia will recite poems during the 2018 Poetry Out Loud state finals competition set for March 9-10, 2018...read more
Governor's STEM Institute Announces that it is Accepting Applications
03/05/2018
Secretary Gayle Manchin of the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts is pleased to announce the Governor’s STEM Institute (GSI), formerly the School for Math and Science, is now accepting applications....read more
Madison Middle School Team One Wins Region 3 History Bowl Tournament
03/02/2018
Madison Middle School Team One, with students Jalynn Browning, Allison Frye, Selina Lin, Cody Nantz, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 3 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl...read more
Shady Spring Middle School Team One Wins Region 1 History Bowl Tournament
03/02/2018
Shady Spring Middle School Team One, with students Brooklyn Gibson, Austin Jamison, Joshua Lovell and David Young, III, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 1 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl ...read more
Winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition Announced
03/02/2018
Winners were announced for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition at the awards ceremony Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Culture Center in Charleston, WV. ...read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Announces Events for March
02/27/2018
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will be buzzing with activity in March with Fossil Day, the annual Marshall County Student Art Show...read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History Announces Entry Dates for Annual Juried Quilt Exhibition
02/27/2018
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) has set April 23, 2018, as the deadline for receiving quilts for the 2018 West Virginia Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition....read more
Summersville Middle School Wins Region 4 History Bowl Tournament
02/22/2018
Summersville Middle School, with students Sandra Crites, Jacob Keene, Abigail Lucas, Noah Miner, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 4 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl...read more
Cameron High School Team One Wins Region 6 History Bowl Tournament
02/22/2018
Cameron High School Team One, with students Montgomery Bertram, Abbi Carney, Russell Dillon and Arielle Yost, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 6 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl...read more
Five Legislators to be Presented with History Advocate Awards at Annual History Day on Thursday, Feb. 22
02/21/2018
WVDCH will present five legislators with History Advocate awards during the annual “History Hero” awards ceremony. ...read more
Barbara Stewart Begins Tenure as CEO at Federal Volunteer Agency Home to AmeriCorps and Senior Corps
02/21/2018
Stewart was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 7 after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump in November of 2017....read more
Legacy of Women Awards Celebration
02/15/2018
The West Virginia Women’s Commission is ready to receive nominations for the 2018 Legacy of Women Awards Celebration....read more
Wayne Middle School Team One Wins Region 2 History Bowl Tournament
02/14/2018
Wayne Middle School Team One, with students Allie Eastham, Levi Gilkerson, Marcus Maynard and Baylee Parsons, won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Region 2 tournament for the 2018 West Virginia History Bowl...read more
First Lady Cathy Justice to Introduce Signature Blenko Pitcher
02/13/2018
First Lady Cathy Justice will introduce her 2018 signature Blenko glass piece during a special Valentine’s Day event at the Culture Center....read more
West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling to Host “Traveling Trunk,” Feb. 17
02/13/2018
West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host “Traveling Trunk,” presented by Dr. John S. Mattox on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon....read more
West Virginia Independence Hall to Present Free Celtic Music Concert, March 2
02/12/2018
Gallowglass, a traditional music ensemble that performs vocal and instrumental music of the Celtic nations, will present a free concert at West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in downtown Wheeling at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2. ...read more
Annual History Day to Take Place at the State Capitol and Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 22
02/09/2018
Those with an interest in history, genealogy and preservation will gather for the 22nd West Virginia History Day to celebrate the state’s rich history, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at the State Capitol Complex...read more
Deadline Extended to February 16th For Congressional Art Competition
02/08/2018
High School students may submit art work for a chance to have their work displayed at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C....read more
State Historic Preservation Office to Present Training Session on Historic Tax Credit Program in Lewisburg, Feb. 12
02/07/2018
The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a training session on the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program at the Lewisburg City Council Chambers...read more
Jackson Middle School Team One Wins Region 5 History Bowl Tournament
02/07/2018
Jackson Middle School Team One, with students Emma Fleming, Kelsey Golden, Anna Martin and Terrance Wright...read more
Joe Geiger to Present “An Introduction to West Virginia Archives and History” in the Archives and History Library on Feb. 15
02/06/2018
Joe Geiger, director of Archives and History for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH), will present “An Introduction to West Virginia Archives and History” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center...read more
West Virginia Library Commission Announces 2017 Award Winners
02/06/2018
The West Virginia Library Commission is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Librarian of the Year and Library Champion awards....read more
Schedule Set for Ninth Annual West Virginia History Bowl Competition
02/02/2018
The dates are set for the ninth annual West Virginia History Bowl regional and state competitions. ...read more
Ford's in Your Classroom: Free Live Virtual Events
01/31/2018
Register for free live virtual events...read more
West Virginia Independence Hall to Host “West Virginia During the Civil War: A History Symposium,” March 24
01/31/2018
The symposium will feature a morning session at the first State Capitol...read more
Have Questions About AmeriCorps State Funding?
01/30/2018
An In-Person Technical Assistance Meeting will be held on this Tuesday, January 30th starting at 4PM at the Holiday Inn-South Charleston. ...read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History seeks nominations for Governor’s Arts Awards Presentations to be made at Marc
01/30/2018
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is seeking nominations for the Governor’s Arts Awards....read more
Office of Secretary Of Education and the Arts On Behalf of The Governor’s Honors Academy Announces that it is Accepting Applications
01/30/2018
Applications for students in 11TH grade 11 are available now at www.govschools.wv.gov/GHA...read more
Want an AmeriCorps Program? Funding is Now Available!
01/25/2018
We are on the hunt for new AmeriCorps programs to solve community problems. ...read more
Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts Announces Opening of Submissions for the Congressional Art Competition
01/24/2018
Submissions are being accepted from now until February 9, 2018 for the Congressional Art Competition. ...read more
Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts on Behalf of the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy and Governor's STEM Institute Announces Host Sites
01/23/2018
Cabinet Secretary Gayle Manchin, on behalf of the Governor’s Schools of West Virginia, announces the host sites for the Governor’s Honors Academy and the Governor’s STEM Institute....read more
Volunteer West Virginia Among Eight States Selected to Receive Afterschool Grants from ASC, Mott Foundation
01/22/2018
New program development initiative will expand afterschool opportunities through AmeriCorps in West Virginia...read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Announces January and February Family Activities
01/18/2018
The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville announces activities for January and February. All programs are free and open to the public....read more
Arts Conference to Focus on Community Arts, Jan. 25-26
01/17/2018
National, State Speakers to Address Issues and Share Success Stories...read more
State Historic Preservation Office to Present Training Session on Historic Tax Credit Program in Berkeley Springs Jan. 30
01/17/2018
The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a training session on the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program at the Morgan Arts Council...read more
Looking for Volunteers
01/17/2018
In February, we are kicking-off a Year of Kindness in West Virginia! ...read more
Americorps Program Development Coaching Calls
01/04/2018
Want to Run an Americorps program?...read more
Library Lookout January 2018
01/02/2018
January issue of the WV Library Commission's Library Lookout...read more
State Historic Preservation Office to Present Training Session on Historic Tax Credit Program in Lewisburg, Jan. 8
12/29/2017
The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a training session on the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program at the Lewisburg City Council Chambers, 942 West Washington Street, on Monday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m....read more
Save America's Treasures Grants
12/21/2017
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)...read more
Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts on Behalf of the Governor's STEM Initiative Announces Mini-Grant Funding for STEM Programs
12/19/2017
Secretary Gayle Manchin, on behalf of the Governor’s STEM Initiative, announced over $200,000 in grant funding to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs at 84 schools and organizations across the state...read more
The 2018 West Virginia State Dance Festival Sign-up Deadline is Jan. 5, 2018
12/15/2017
Directors of dance companies and schools across West Virginia are invited to enroll students in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 2018 statewide dance festival....read more
West Virginia State Museum to Host Family Holiday Activities in the Museum Education Classroom
12/15/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) invites families to the West Virginia State Museum at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston during the holidays for fun family activities....read more
State Historic Preservation Office to Present Training Session on Historic Tax Credit Program in Wheeling, Jan. 4
12/14/2017
The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a training session on the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program at the Wheeling City Council Chambers...read more
West Virginia Independence Hall Welcomes Christ United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir to Help Ring in the Holidays on Dec
12/07/2017
West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling welcomes 11 members of the Christ United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir to help ring in the “Holidays at the Hall.”...read more
WV Distinguished Principals to be Honored in Charleston
12/07/2017
The West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) will honor the 2017 Class of Principals’ Leadership Academy (PLA) Distinguished Scholars in Charleston next week....read more
Three West Virginia Counties Receive National AP Recognition
12/06/2017
8th Annual College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll Announced...read more
West Virginia Coding Challenge
12/01/2017
West Virginia K-12 students can post a picture of their coding project to enter the West Virginia Coding Challenge for a chance to win $8,000 in prizes....read more
December 2017 Library Lookout
12/01/2017
Read the latest news from the West Virginia Library Commission, an agency of the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts....read more
Joyful Night Celebration scheduled for Dec. 5 at State Capitol Complex
11/30/2017
Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice will welcome West Virginians to the annual Joyful Night celebration Tuesday, December 5 at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston...read more
Higher Ed and Public School Educators Collaborate to Strengthen Learning
11/29/2017
Educators from across the state will meet in Flatwoods this week for the West Virginia Professional Development Schools (PDS) Fall Forum....read more
Patricia McClure and George Washington High School Students to Present “Pearl Harbor Remembered We Were There” in the Arc
11/28/2017
Patricia McClure, along with seven students from George Washington High School, will present “Pearl Harbor Remembered: We Were There” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center...read more
Volunteer West Virginia's New Website is Live!
11/27/2017
Volunteer West Virginia is proud to announce the launch of their new website....read more
Arts Listening Tour Set for Huntington
11/27/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) Arts Section invites arts administrators, arts educators, artists and community arts advocates to its 2017 fall listening tour session at WestEdge Factory....read more
State Historic Preservation Office to Present Training Session on Historic Tax Credit Program in Fairmont, Nov. 27
11/20/2017
he West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a training session on the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program at the Fairmont Public Safety Building, 500 Quincy Street, on Monday...read more
Grant Opportunity: Volunteer Central Funding
11/20/2017
Grant funding is now available to develop Volunteer Centers and to strengthen volunteer infrastructure throughout the state...read more
State Historic Preservation Office to Present Training Session on Historic Tax Credit Program in Hinton, Nov. 21
11/16/2017
The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a training session on the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program at Hinton City Hall...read more
West Virginia Juried Exhibit 2017 Winners Announced
11/16/2017
Artists from Lindside, Harpers Ferry and Hurricane won the top prizes in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s (WVDCH) 20th West Virginia Juried Exhibition...read more
2017-18 West Virginia AmeriCorps National Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity
11/16/2017
Volunteer West Virginia announces an opportunity for program funding via AmeriCorps State grants. Potential applicants will apply via a competitive process to operate an AmeriCorps program...read more
West Virginia Independence Hall to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Special Activities on Saturday, Nov. 18
11/15/2017
West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will celebrate Thanksgiving with special activities on Saturday, Nov. 18. The event is free and open to the public....read more
Nov. 8, 2017 Tim Hensley to Present “The Norfolk and Western Railroad: Its Ohio Extension and Kenova District” in the Archives Library on Nov. 16
11/09/2017
Author Tim Hensley, author and rail historian, will present “The Norfolk and Western Railroad: Its Ohio Extension and Kenova District” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center...read more
State Historic Preservation Office to Present Training Session on Historic Tax Credit Program in Charleston, Nov. 14
11/08/2017
The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will present a training session on the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program at the Charleston Planning Office...read more
Arts Listening Tour Set for Grafton Gallery 62 West will host November 16 visit
11/07/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) Arts Section invites arts administrators, arts educators, artists and community arts advocates to its 2017 fall listening tour...read more
Annual First Lady’s Festival of Songs to be Held at the Culture Center Nov. 11
11/06/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) and First Lady Cathy Justice welcome 15 choirs from across the Mountain State to perform holiday music ...read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Honors Veteran’s Day with Screening of “Vietnam: West Virginia Remembers”
11/06/2017
The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Saturday, Nov. 11 with screenings of the documentary “Vietnam: West Virginia Remembers.” ...read more
West Virginia Independence Hall to Host Contemporary Version of John Brown Trial
11/01/2017
West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling will host a contemporary version of a trial against abolitionist John Brown on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public....read more
West Virginia Arts Programs to be Topic for Public Meeting
10/30/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) and its citizen advisory board, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, will host a public comment meeting about the state’s arts programs and activities in Beckley Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017...read more
David Corbin to Present “The Myths and Realities of Senator Robert C. Byrd” in the Archives and History Library on Nov. 2
10/27/2017
David Corbin will present “The Myths and Realities of Senator Robert C. Byrd” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017....read more
Arts Listening Tour Set for Charles Town Visit Old Opera House will be site for Nov. 2 program
10/26/2017
he West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) Arts Section invites arts administrators, arts educators, artists and community arts advocates to its 2017 fall listening tour session at the Old Opera House...read more
Arts Listening Tour Set for Wardensville Visit
10/26/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) Arts Section invites arts administrators, arts educators, artists and community arts advocates to its 2017 fall listening tour session at the Wardensville Garden Market on Friday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m....read more
Poetry Out Loud Registration Set for Dec. 1
10/25/2017
The 2018 West Virginia Poetry Out Loud (POL) state competition registration deadline is set for Dec. 1, 2017....read more
West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling to Host Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28
10/25/2017
West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling, Ohio County, will host “Holidays at the Hall” Halloween bash on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m....read more
25th Letters About Literature Writing Contest
10/23/2017
West Virginia’s annual letter writing and reading competition, Letters About Literature, is back for its 25th year....read more
Culture Center to Host Halloween Bash on Monday, Oct. 30
10/23/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host a Halloween Bash on Monday, Oct. 30, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston....read more
Gov. Justice, Sec. Thrasher announce new hardwood manufacturing plant in Greenbrier County
10/20/2017
Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Commerce H. Wood Thrasher announced today that the West Virginia Great Barrel Company will build a manufacturing facility in Greenbrier County....read more
Fort Henry Lecture Series Presents “18th Century Firearms” at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling on Oct. 26
10/20/2017
West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host the next program of the Fort Henry Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26....read more
Gov. Justice, DOT Sec. Smith announce first GARVEE bond sale for roads, bridges
10/20/2017
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Transportation Tom Smith are pleased to announce that the interest rate for the first GARVEE bond sale of $260 million...read more
“The Life of John Brown” to be Presented by Roger Micker at West Virginia Independence Hall on Thursday, Oct. 19
10/13/2017
Roger Micker will present “The Life of John Brown” at West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling on Thursday, Oct. 19. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public....read more
OVER 250 VOLUNTEERS TO BE SWORN IN FOR A YEAR OF SERVICE IN WEST VIRGINIA
10/12/2017
More than 250 AmeriCorps members from across the state will begin a year of volunteer service with an official swearing-in ceremony this week. ...read more
Thirty-Eight Bands to Compete in West Virginia Marching Band Invitational
10/11/2017
he sixth annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational Championship will feature high school bands from around the state on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the University of Charleston Stadium, Laidley Field....read more
Welcome to West Virginia Promise--The Alliance for Youth
10/10/2017
WELCOME TO WEST VIRGINIA’S PROMISE-THE ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH! Joining forces with AmeriCorps VISTA to support youth development programs in West Virginia. ...read more
Last Call to Serve!
10/03/2017
Have you volunteered this fall? Day to Serve is winding down, but there are still ways to help!...read more
Arts Listening Tour Set for Moundsville Visit
10/03/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) Arts Section invites arts administrators, arts educators, artists and community arts advocates to its first 2017 fall listening tour session at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex...read more
EcosySTEM Contest
10/02/2017
West Virginia teachers and community organizations could win $2,000 in prizes!...read more
National Preparedness Month: Week 4
10/02/2017
Get involved and share preparedness info...read more
Governor's School for the Arts (GSA)
10/02/2017
The Best Three Weeks You Never Imagined......and It's FREE! For current sophomores, a chance to experience a summer that's so good it cannot even be imagined lies in the Governor's School for the Arts (GSA)....read more
Library Lookout Issue 76 October 2017
10/02/2017
Click here to view the latest news from the West Virginia Library Commission...read more
Tweet from CFWV
09/29/2017
FASFA applications open next week!...read more
Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development 2nd Annual SUPER Day
09/29/2017
Students Using their Powers to Engage in Reading is a project to celebrate the power of reading!...read more
American Graduate Champion
09/28/2017
Watch three short videos produced by WV Public Broadcasting for the American Graduate Champions....read more
Sean Duffy appointed to the W.Va. Library Commission
09/27/2017
Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Sean Duffy of Wheeling as the West Virginia Library Commission’s newest member. ...read more
Roger Bryant continues legacy of grandmother
09/26/2017
Roger Bryant had sung a bit as a young child, but he did not take up music in a serious way until late into his teens. A native of Logan County, Bryant was...read more
Ready WV National Preparedness Month
09/25/2017
Disasters don't plan ahead. You can. ...read more
Archives and History Library Announces Special Activities for Archives Month
09/21/2017
The Archives and History Library announces several lectures and events in October to celebrate archives month. All Thursday programs begin at 6 p.m., are free and open to the public...read more
2017 Governor's Service Award Recipients
09/20/2017
Every day, West Virginia's volunteers quietly accomplish amazing things all around us. One of the Commission's purposes is to showcase outstanding examples of community volunteer leadership...read more
Volunteer WV September 2017 Newsletter
09/13/2017
Volunteer WV September 2017 Newsletter...read more
“The Rebel in the Red Jeep” to be Presented by Carter Taylor Seaton on Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Archives and History Lib
09/11/2017
Carter Taylor Seaton will present “The Rebel in the Red Jeep: The Life of Ken Hechler” on Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston....read more
Volunteer West Virginia Awarded $262,000 to Expand Volunteering Across West Virginia
09/05/2017
Volunteer West Virginia announced today that it has received a Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant of $262,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)...read more
West Virginia State Museum Offers Afterschool Program
08/31/2017
WV State Museum Offers Afterschool Program...read more
West Virginia Library Commission September 2017 Library Lookout
08/31/2017
WV Library Commission September 2017 Library Lookout, Issue 75...read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Feature a New Exhibit Documenting Transportation in West Virginia
08/30/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will open a new exhibit to document early transportation and the construction of roads throughout West Virginia....read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Announces Events for the Month of September
08/30/2017
The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville announces a full schedule of events in September. All programs are free and open to the public....read more
September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
08/24/2017
Since established by Congress in 2009, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has been proud to lead the federally-recognized September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day)...read more
Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series to Present Walking Tour and Special Events Over Labor Day Weekend
08/23/2017
West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host the eighth program of the Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series with a walking tour of the sites and recount of the events of the first siege of Fort Henry......read more
"African American Life: A Personal Perspective" to be Presented by Chlorine Grigsby Carter on Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Ar
08/23/2017
Chlorine Grigsby Carter will present “African American Life: A Personal Perspective” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thursday, Aug. 31...read more
Join Fellow West Virginians for Day to Serve 2017!
08/15/2017
West Virginia Day to Serve will take place September 9th through October 10th. See how you can serve in your area through Volunteer West Virginia....read more
Appalachian String Band Music Festival Announces 2017 Contest Winners
08/15/2017
The 28th annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival at Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop, Fayette County, wrapped up on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Twenty-two musicians, 12 bands and 10 dancers from California to Maine...read more
UPDATE #WVFlood: Volunteer Info
08/09/2017
Volunteer West Virginia has an update on West Virginia flood relief. ...read more
Strength-Based Grant Training
08/09/2017
Learn about Volunteer West Virginia's strength-based grant writing training. ...read more
#WVFlood: Volunteer Info
08/03/2017
Learn how to help with West Virginia flood efforts through Volunteer West Virginia....read more
West Virginia Library Commission August 2017 Library Lookout
08/02/2017
Issue 74 of Library Lookout from the West Virginia Library Commission...read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History Announces Deadline for Submissions for West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2017
07/28/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is now accepting entries for its 20th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition......read more
August Brings Ice Age Cool Down to the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville
07/28/2017
The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville invites visitors to come beat the heat with activities during August that include a film, craft activity, fossil exhibit from the Ice Age and a new Artist of the Month exhibit......read more
“African American Life: A Personal Perspective” to be Presented by Reverend Dr. Paul H. Easley on Thursday, July 27, in th
07/18/2017
Reverend Dr. Paul H. Easley will present “African American Life: A Personal Perspective” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thursday, July 27......read more
National Service Agency Awards $5.3 Million in Senior Corps Grants to 50 New Communities
07/11/2017
he Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $5.3 million in Senior Corps RSVP funding to support senior volunteer service in 50 new communities across the country....read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History Celebrates 40 Years
07/10/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, July 15, 2017 with special activities at the Culture Center in Charleston, State Capitol Complex. ...read more
2018 State Historic Preservation Annual Work Program Announced
07/07/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History announces the proposed Annual Work Program for the 2017-2018 Historic Preservation Program is now available for review and comment......read more
West Virginia's Blue Star Museums
06/30/2017
Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day...read more
We Have Moved! Please Note Our New Addresses
06/30/2017
Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts, the Center for Professional Development, and Volunteer West Virginia have moved! Please take note of their new locations. ...read more
The July Edition of Library Lookout
06/30/2017
The July Edition of Library Lookout is Online!...read more
Want to Help with Flood Recovery? Volunteer WV is Seeking Applicants!
06/30/2017
Volunteer West Virginia is recruiting one AmeriCorps VISTA to serve with Neighbors Loving Neighbors in White Sulphur Springs and assist with their ongoing flood recovery efforts......read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Participate in Blue Star Museums
06/29/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America......read more
Second Round of Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grants Available
06/28/2017
Applications are now being accepted for a second round of FY 2017 historic preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)......read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville to host “Pirate Day” and Other Programs Throughout July
06/28/2017
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will host a “Pirate Day” in conjunction with its “Second Saturday” film from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017. All activities are free and open to the public......read more
Higher Education Policy Commission reports increase in student success rates following education reform
06/27/2017
More Mountain State students are succeeding in college thanks, in part, to an overhaul in the way entry-level courses are taught. Earlier today during a meeting of the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC)...read more
Governor's Service Awards
06/14/2017
The Governor's Service Awards honor individuals and organizations who are volunteer superstars in West Virginia communities! Those who roll up their sleeves to address community problems in innovative ways....read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Host West Virginia Day Celebrations at Culture Center, Grave Creek Mound, Museum in the Park and Independence Hall
06/13/2017
For more information about West Virginia Day activities, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner for the division, at (304) 558-0220 or Caryn.S.Gresham@wv.gov....read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History Sets Application Deadline for Cultural Facilities and Capital Resource Grants
06/13/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) has set Sept. 1, 2017 as the deadline for applications for the second round of FY2018 Cultural Facilities and Capital Resource (CFCR) grants. ...read more
Archives and History Library to Present Three Lectures in June
06/08/2017
The Archives and History Library will present three lectures in June at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The programs begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public....read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex to Present “Burning Springs - The Forgotten Story” by Judi Tarowsky
06/08/2017
Storyteller Judi Tarowsky will present “Burning Springs –The Forgotten Story” at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 17 at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville. ...read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Presents Family Activities During June
06/07/2017
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will feature activities for the whole family during June, including a film, storytelling, photo exhibit and the celebration of West Virginia’s birthday. ...read more
2017 Vandalia Gathering Contest Winners Announced
06/02/2017
West Virginia’s champion old-time fiddle, bluegrass banjo and mandolin players, traditional pound cake and favorite family cookie bakers competed for top honors on Saturday, May 27......read more
West Virginia Library Commission June Newsletter
05/31/2017
The WVLC June Newsletter is here! Read to learn more information about what's going on in West Virginia's Libraries. ...read more
Dulcimer Maker Jim Good of Roane County Received the 2017 Vandalia Award on May 26
05/26/2017
im Good, of Roane County, received the 2017 Vandalia Award on Friday, May 26, during the annual Vandalia Gathering at the State Capitol this year. ...read more
Annual Quilt and Wall Hanging Exhibition on Display at the Culture Center
05/26/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s (WVDCH) annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2017, was unveiled in the Great Hall of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Friday, May 26....read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Feature New Exhibit to Commemorate World War I
05/24/2017
A new exhibit is on display at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston commemorating America’s entry into World War I....read more
“Early Native Americans in West Virginia: The Fort Ancient Culture” to be Presented by Darla Spencer at Grave Creek Mound
05/19/2017
Darla Spencer, registered professional archaeologist, will present "Early Native Americans in West Virginia: The Fort Ancient Culture" at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville......read more
Announcing the 2017 National Service and Civic Engagement Research Grant Competition
05/18/2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) is announcing the 2017 National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition....read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville Invites Visitors to Help Plant Interpretive Garden
05/18/2017
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will be planting its Interpretive Garden this year on Saturday, May 20 and Saturday, June 3, from noon to 4 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. ...read more
Senior Corps
05/16/2017
It is “Senior Corps Week,” and today we turn our focus to honoring the service that Senior Corps programs and volunteers provide to individuals and communities across our country. ...read more
“African American Life: A Personal Perspective” to be Presented by Mary Lawson Booker on Thursday, May 25, in the Archives
05/15/2017
Mary Lawson Booker, a Charleston native, will present “African American Life: A Personal Perspective” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thursday, May 25. ...read more
Senior Corps Weekly 2017
05/15/2017
Today marks the beginning of Senior Corps Week 2017! From May 15th to May 19th, we at the Corporation for National and Community Service are honoring the extraordinary impact that senior citizens make through Senior Corps....read more
Governor's Public Service Awards Photos Now Available
05/11/2017
Access the photos of the Governor's Public Service Awards Ceremony by following the link provided in this article....read more
Volunteer Superstars Wanted!
05/08/2017
The Governor's Service Awards, West Virginia's most prestigious volunteer award, honors individuals, organizations, groups and families who roll up their sleeves to address community problems through service......read more
2017 West Virginia Dance Festival Scholarship Winners Announced
05/04/2017
he West Virginia Division of Culture and History selected two scholarship winners for the 2017 West Virginia State Dance Festival......read more
Cameron High School Team One Wins West Virginia State History Bowl
04/27/2017
Cameron High School Team One in Marshall County won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s (WVDCH) eighth annual West Virginia State History Bowl Championship held Tuesday, April 25, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex......read more
We Love West Virginia's Volunteers!
04/24/2017
Volunteer West Virginia would like to thank all the West Virginians who roll up their sleeves to make our state a better place!...read more
Whole Lotta Love: Volunteer West Virginia News Letter
04/20/2017
Cue Led Zeplin, because West Virginia is getting a Whole Lotta Love this summer from our state's dedicated volunteers......read more
Division of Rehabilitation Services 2016 Annual Report
04/18/2017
During fiscal year 2016, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) served 12,553 West Virginians with disabilities and successfully rehabilitated 1,803 into employment......read more
Twenty-Four Teams of West Virginia Eighth Graders to Compete in Eighth Annual West Virginia History Bowl Finals at Culture
04/17/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) will hold its eighth annual State History Bowl Championship on Tuesday, April 25 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Twenty-four teams of eighth graders from......read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History Seeking Entries for the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2017
04/14/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is announcing a call for entries for its 20th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition......read more
West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Host A. James Manchin Memorial Marble Tournament for Kids on April 15
04/10/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host the ninth annual A. James Manchin Marble Tournament......read more
WV Division of Culture and History Unveil Exhibit Celebrating 65 Years of Mister Bee Potato Chips
04/04/2017
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will open a special exhibit to mark 65 years of Mister Bee Potato Chips with a reception on Thursday......read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville Presents April Family Activities
03/31/2017
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will put the spotlight on the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I with a documentary film......read more
Easter Carnival
03/27/2017
2017 Easter Carnival to take place at the capitol April 15, 2017. ...read more
West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling to Host an 18th-Century Clothing Seminar
03/24/2017
West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host “’Some in rags and some in jags,’ but none ‘in velvet gowns,’” an 18th-century clothing seminar......read more
West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office to Host Three Disaster Preparedness Workshops in April
03/23/2017
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services and the National Park Service will be holding Disaster Preparedness Workshops......read more
Webster County High School Student to Represent West Virginia at Poetry Out Loud Contest in Washington, D.C., April 25-26
03/10/2017
Ray won the state competition hosted by the West Virginia Divisio​n of Culture and History (WVDCH) and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts......read more
Save Our State (SOS) Press Events held in Clarksburg and Huntington
03/07/2017
Education and the Arts Cabinet Secretary Gayle Manchin addressed local community leaders and concerned citizens recently......read more
W. Joseph Wyatt to Present Lecture on Murder, Malice and Forensic Psychology Thursday, March 16, in the Archives and Histor
03/06/2017
W. Joseph Wyatt, teacher, author and forensic psychologist, will present “The Breaking Point Killing and Other True Cases of Murder and Malice: A West Virginia Forensic Psychologist Remembers”......read more
Governor's Internship Program
03/02/2017
Now accepting applications for interns and hosts!...read more
History Day to Take Place at the State Capitol and Culture Center on Thursday, March 9
03/01/2017
More than 60 local groups with an interest in history or genealogy will gather for the 21st West Virginia History Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the State Capitol Complex......read more
Americorps Funding Now Available
03/01/2017
ty Service, is now accepting applications for 2017-2018 AmeriCorps program funding......read more
A Profile of Betty Zane: Heroine of Fort Henry
02/17/2017
WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host the second program of the Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series......read more
Shady Spring Middle School in Raleigh County Wins West Virginia State History Bowl
05/03/2013
Shady Spring Middle School Team One of Raleigh County won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s fourth annual West Virginia State History Bowl......read more
West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office Seeks Nominations for Preservation Awards

The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is seeking nominations for Our Legacy, Our Future Preservation Awards. Recommendations for nominees will be accepted until Sept. 15, 2017. ...read more
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Special Presentation on Nov. 30

The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a program titled “It’s All About Stuff” presented by Todd Johnson...read more
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