Sherrard Middle School Team Two Wins West Virginia State History Bowl

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sherrard Middle School Team Two from Wheeling, Marshall County, won the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s (WVDACH) 15th annual West Virginia State History Bowl Championship held Tuesday, April 30, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston. Mountain View Middle School from Union,…

WV Independence Hall Hosts Free Concert June 8

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host a free concert by the community Serenade band on Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. The music will include traditional jazz and popular tunes. Established in 2018 with a grant from the non-profit Try This West…

Annual Vandalia Gathering to be Held May 24-26 in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, the Culture Center and State Capitol grounds will set the stage for the 47th 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…

SHPO Day of Service and Remembrance Grants Applications Deadline Extended

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is extending the application deadline for the Day of Service and Remembrance Grants. This funding is designated to recognize and assist in the preservation of local and family cemeteries in West Virginia. Eligible projects include nominating cemeteries to the National Register…

Department of Arts, Culture and History Now Accepting Submissions for the Inspired: West Virginia Historic Buildings and Structures Juried Art Exhibition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) is now accepting entries for the second installation of Inspired: A West Virginia Series of Juried Exhibitions on. This installation of the exhibit will feature historic West Virginia buildings and structures. Submissions for Inspired: West Virginia Historic Buildings and Structures will…

2024 Congressional Youth Art Competition Winners Announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six 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 1. The exhibition is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and…

SHPO Day of Service and Remembrance Grants Applications Now Available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now available for Day of Service and Remembrance Grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH). This funding is designated to recognize and assist in the preservation of local and family cemeteries in West…

11 Arts Grant Programs Available for Application to Artists, Arts Organizations

CHARLESTON, WV – Applications are now open for 11 arts grants through the West Virginia Commission on the Arts of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. These grant programs are available for application by artists, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations with an arts-related mission. Funding for these…

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Plans a Variety of Programs in March

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — This March, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville invites the public to several events, including Fossil Day, Marshall County Schools Celebration of the Arts, a postcard art project, and a film about the solar eclipse of 2017 in time for the one that will occur on…

West Virginia Landscapes Exhibit Opening at Culture Center, March 3

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) will open a new exhibition at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 2 p.m. with a reception and awards ceremony. The exhibit, titled West Virginia Landscapes, is the first installation…

Historic Preservation Development Grants Now Available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now available for matching historic preservation Development Grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH). Eligible projects include the restoration, rehabilitation or archaeological development of historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places.…