Randall Reid-Smith

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History


Spring is almost here, and March is a great month to celebrate the arts across the Mountain State. This month you can visit us at the Culture Center in Charleston, Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville and West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling and enjoy some of the amazing artists that call West Virginia home. On March 9, Grave Creek will host the Marshall County Schools Celebration of the Arts with music and visual arts and activities for the kids, along with the opening of the annual Marshall County Student Art Show. The art exhibit will be on display until April 4. The Culture Center will feature a series of art exhibitions in four parts in a series titled America250 Inspires: A West Virginia Series of Juried Exhibitions. The first exhibit, West Virginia: Landscapes, will have an opening ceremony on March 3. These exhibits celebrate the United States of America’s upcoming Semiquincentennial. The State Arts Office and Culture Center will host the national recitation competition Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 8 and 9. And lastly, visit the State Capitol to view student artwork featured in the 2024 Almost Heaven Governor’s Art Exhibition, located outside the Governor’s office. Enjoy the warmer weather and we look forward to your next visit!

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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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