Randall Reid-Smith

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History


June is the month when we celebrate all things West Virginia! The Mountain State’s 160th birthday is on June 20 and the Culture Center in Charleston, Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville and Independence Hall in Wheeling will all be celebrating with birthday cake and cupcakes and other special activities to commemorate the day. The Culture Center will also host a special Golden Horseshoe Reunion and a History Bowl Legends tournament on June 20. All recipients of the prestigious Golden Horseshoe award are invited to join us for a reception and ceremony. The History Bowl Legends tournament will feature teams of past winners from the annual History Bowl Championship. We will also host 8th graders for the annual Ambassadors Camp held each June, along with students attending the Governor’s School for Literacy Through Arts, Culture & History. Come see the annual Quilts and Wall hangings exhibit featuring West Virginia quilters this summer, which will be on display in the Great Hall of the Culture Center. And finally, during this month of celebrating our state’s heritage, be sure to stop by one or all of our museums and learn more about the state’s history, culture and people. We look forward to welcoming you!

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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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