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Welcome to the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts! 

As you visit our site, you will see that through our office, our six divisions, and several varied programs, we enhance the lives of West Virginians by providing promoting, and protecting resources that strengthen our communities and reinforce our state’s rich culture and artistic heritage.

Through West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, we share the stories of the Mountain State and entice people to explore our art, culture and heritage.  The West Virginia Library Commission, Rehabilitation Services and the Center for Professional Development focus on the education resources that serve our diverse population.  Volunteer West Virginia engages West Virginians through service opportunities within our state that make a difference in their personal lives and in the quality of life for all of our children and families.

As Secretary, I am honored to promote our six agencies and the many fine programs we represent. Within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts, our combined staffs are proud of our heritage, excited about our future, and ready to make certain that everyone who reaches out to us will receive the resources they need and the services that will enrich their communities.

​​Come on in! 

Gayle C. Manchin

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West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Participate in Blue Star Museums
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...
Second Round of Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grants Available
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)...
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