Randall Reid-Smith

West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History


It’s September and students are back in school! The sites of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History – The Culture Center in Charleston, Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville, and West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling – all offer free school tours all year round to public, private and homeschool students. Just call and schedule your tour today and find out what special activities we offer during your tour. Your students will learn all about the history of the Mountain State and have fun while they do. The Archives Library, located in the Culture Center, is featuring an exhibit displaying artifacts belonging to well-known country singers and Wheeling natives Doc and Chickie Williams. See 45 beautiful landscapes of West Virginia in the “West Virginia – A Scenic Mind” exhibit and learn about the history of music in West Virginia in “The Sound of Music”, both also on display at the Culture Center. Also, this month begins our first of 13 state-wide Governor’s Cup Series marching band competitions beginning on Sept. 10 and culminating on Oct. 29 at Laidley Field in Charleston at the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational state championships, the “Drums at the Capitol” drumline battle, and the presentation of the prestigious Governor’s Cup. Check out more information at https://wvculture.org/west-virginia-governors-cup/.  We look forward to your visit!

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