2022 Goldenseal Magazine Summer Issue Now Available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Summer 2022 issue of GOLDENSEAL magazine 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. This issue has a distinct summertime feel to it. The cover story is about what…

New Photography Exhibit Opening at Culture Center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) will present a new photography exhibit with the opening of “West Virginia – A Scenic State of Mind” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022, in honor of the 45th anniversary celebration of the WVDACH. The…

West Virginia Independence Hall to Celebrate West Virginia Day on June 20

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling will celebrate West Virginia’s 159th birthday on Monday, June 20, 2022. Guests can enjoy birthday cake and refreshments, a photo booth and sign the birthday card to commemorate the day. All activities are free and open to the public. The celebration…

Governor and First Lady Justice Welcome Past Golden Horseshoe Winners to Reunion

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice, along with the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH), would like to invite all past Golden Horseshoe award winners to a special reunion to acknowledge the accomplishments of those who have received this prestigious award. The…

History Bowl Legends Tournament to Debut for West Virginia Day Celebration

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice, with the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH), announce a new History Bowl Legends Tournament to debut on June 20, 2022, during the state’s annual West Virginia Day celebration at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex…

2022 Vandalia Gathering Contest Winners Announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s champion old-time fiddle, bluegrass banjo, mandolin players competed for top honors on Saturday, May 28, during the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History’s 45th annual Vandalia Gathering. On Sunday, May 29, old-time banjo, lap dulcimer, flatpick guitar musicians and liars vied for awards.…

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…