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 72 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
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