Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Plans “Holiday Warm-up” in November

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex is offering a “Holiday Warm-up” in November to kick off the holiday season. Programs and activities include two documentary film screenings, a meet-and-greet reception with artist Eric Dye, making greeting cards with artists Cheryl Childers and Patty Neis, and completing a tree…

2022 West Virginia State Marching Band Invitational Championship Winners Announced

Cabell Midland wins Governor’s Cup Series CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Forty-six bands from around the state, including one exhibition band, showcased their talents in the eleventh annual West Virginia State Marching Band Invitational Championship at the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Milton and Barboursville…

Forty-seven Bands to Compete in West Virginia Marching Band Invitational

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 11th annual West Virginia Marching Band Invitational (WVMBI) Championship will feature 47 high school bands from 33 counties around the state on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the University of Charleston Stadium, Laidley Field. Milton Middle School and Barboursville Middle School will open the event at 8:50…

West Virginia Independence Hall to Host Halloween Bash

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling will host their Halloween bash on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 – 4 p.m. All ages are invited for a fun-filled afternoon of spooky tales and caricature drawings from 1-3 p.m. with J.D. Williamson, PBS Storyteller, author and artist. A…

Culture Center to Host Annual Halloween Bash on Tuesday, Oct. 25

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History will host a Halloween Bash on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The Halloween Bash is free and open to the public. All guests are encouraged to…

2022 Best Bow Christmas Contest

CHARLESTON, WV – First Lady Cathy Justice is inviting all West Virginians age 19 and up to participate in the 2022 Best Bow Christmas Contest. Eligible West Virginians are encouraged to create their best Christmas bow, which will be hung on a special “bow tree” at the Culture Center in Charleston…

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Celebrates International Archaeology Day with Presentation Focusing on Archaeology at Bamburgh Castle in the United Kingdom

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will celebrate International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, with a program titled “The Real Bebbanburh: The Castle that Started it all in Netflix’s Hit Drama The Last Kingdom.” The program starts at 2 p.m. and is free and open to…

West Virginia State Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grants Available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now being accepted for FY 2023 Historic Preservation Survey and Planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH). Approximately $90,000 will be awarded from funding appropriated by the United States Congress for preservation…

First Lady Student Ornament Competition 2022

Greetings from the Governor’s Mansion! It is my pleasure to invite students from your school to create and decorate an ornament as a class as part of the eighteenth annual 2022 First Lady Student Ornament Competition. This year, to celebrate the holiday season, we have chosen “Nutcracker” as the theme…

Professor Philip Fitzgibbons to Present “The ASA Hill Site Revisited: A Review of Prehistoric Site Function and Lithic Technology Across Time and Place” at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex kicks off its Fall Lecture Series with a discussion of the Asa Hill site presented by Professor Philip Fitzgibbons, director of the Archaeology Field Program at the History and Anthropology Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. The program, “The ASA Hill…

West Virginia Archives Library to Host Civil War Symposium in October

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Archives and History is pleased to present “West Virginia and the Civil War” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The symposium will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open…