Randall Reid-Smith

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History


Happy New Year! As we wrap up the holidays and move into January, the Department of Arts, Culture and History continues to offer a place for the people of the mountain state and visitors alike to learn about the vast history of our great state and to appreciate the creativity of the people who reside here. The State Museum in Charleston, WV Independence Hall in Wheeling and Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville all offer free admission to explore the past and present of West Virginia on Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9am to 5pm. The biennial WV Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition, an exceptional showcase of West Virginia art, is still on display at the Culture Center, and beginning Jan. 11, visitors can see the Governor’s Almost Heaven Art Exhibit at the State Capitol, featuring artwork by students in grades k-12. We hope you all have a Happy New Year and visit us soon!

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The West Virginia State Museums features locations at the Culture Center, Grave Creek Archaeological Complex, Camp Washington Carver, and Independence Hall.


Whether researching your family lineage or looking for information on the history of West Virginia, the Archives and History website is the premier on-line resource.


Every year the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History give out millions of dollars in grants. Check out grant opportunities in Arts, Historic Preservation, or Record Management.

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