Annual Vandalia Gathering to be Held May 27-29 in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, the Culture Center and State Capitol grounds will set the stage for the 45th Vandalia Gathering – the state’s annual celebration of the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and food of West Virginia. The free festival’s unique blend of ethnic…

New Historic Tax Credit Legislation Passed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) administers the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. With the signing of House Bill 4568 by Gov. Justice, yearly state caps on tax credits were removed and phased rehabilitation projects can now…

West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office announces scholarships for the National Association of Preservation Commissioners FORUM Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13-17

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (WVSHPO) announces that it is awarding scholarships for the National Association of Preservation Commissioners (NAPC) FORUM Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13-17, 2022.  NAPC’s FORUM is the only conference of its kind – focused specifically on the concerns and educational…

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Announces May Activities

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville has a variety of programs and activities during the month of May for all ages. They include a lecture titled “Middle Class Victorian Wheeling: Revisiting the Victorian Wheeling Collection”by Kate Wietor; a documentary film, “Ghosts of Green Bottom: Uncovering a 19th Century Plantation;”…

Chris Hart Presents Paws for The Cause: A Civil War Dog Named Curly

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling and The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will host storyteller Chris Hart, who will present the experiences of a Civil War soldier and a dog named Curly who deserved a pension from Uncle Sam for his service with the 11th…

Sherrard Middle School Team One Wins West Virginia State History Bowl

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sherrard Middle School Team One from Wheeling, Marshall County, won the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s (WVDACH) 13th annual West Virginia State History Bowl Championship held Tuesday, April 26, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex. Shady Spring Middle School Team One from Shady…

Jon-Erik Gilot to Present Lecture at West Virginia Independence Hall, April 16

WHEELING, W.Va. – The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable and West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host historian Jon-Erik Gilot, who will present a lecture on the life of Dangerfield Newby, a former slave and resident of Bridgeport, Ohio. The program will take place at 11 a.m. on…

Goldenseal Magazine Spring Issue Now Available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Spring 2022 issue of GOLDENSEAL is now available. Since 1975, GOLDENSEAL has been West Virginia’s Magazine of Traditional Life. Attached is a list of retailers where GOLDENSEAL magazine is available. Much of this issue is dedicated to Pocahontas County, which is celebrating its bicentennial. Three West Virginia University Public History…

2022 Congressional Youth Art Competition Winners Announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Nine young artists have been selected as winners in the annual Congressional Art Competition, which is on display in the Balcony Gallery of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston until April 30. The exhibition is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and…