CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host two five-day camps in June.  The Arts Sampler camp, for children ages 8 to 16, will be June 9 – 13; the Historic Preservation camp, for children ages 10 to 12, will be June 23 – 27.  Both camps are free and open to the public with limited space available and preregistration required.

The 2014 Arts Sampler Workshop will be held at the Culture Center from 9 a.m. to noon June 9 – 13.  Aspiring young performers will enjoy classes in theater, music and dance taught by local community arts instructors and division staff.  Upon completion of the workshop, participants will perform in a showcase in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theatre.  Space is limited to 45 campers; preregistration is required.

The 2014 Historic Preservation Day Camp will also be from 9 a.m. to noon June 23 – 27.  Campers will learn about historic preservation by participating in a capitol grounds search, a mock archaeological dig and a visit to the Craik-Patton House.  They will learn how to identify architectural building features.  This camp is limited to 20 campers and also requires preregistration.

For information and preregistration for the Arts Sampler Workshop, contact Bethany Cline at or call (304) 558-0220, and for the Historic Preservation Day Camp contact John Adamik at, or call (304) 558-0240.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.