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  • 20140129hometown_094p_sq Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

    June 29, 2014 to August 09, 2014 — Elkins, Randolph WVHC Event

    “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” at the Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins, June 29 through August 9.

    The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.” “Hometown Teams” interweaves images and text with almost 70 artifacts, video, audio and other interactive elements that present perspectives on sports in popular culture, as well as local sports traditions. It offers information about mascots, marching bands, cheerleaders, game day traditions, tailgating, player/coach relationships, sports equipment, stadiums, rivalries, and athletes who broke racial, gender or physical barriers in sports. The growth of alternative and extreme sports also is explored.

    The Humanities Council is providing funding and technical assistance to each host site for the development of companion displays and supplemental programs that celebrate their local sports heritage.

    Hometown Teams is made possible through the Museum on Main Street (MOMS) program, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

    More information at http://www.randolpharts.org

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Exhibit: Preserving West Virginia: Saving Communities

    July 01, 2014 to July 10, 2014 — Hinton, Summers WVHC Event

    The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia traveling exhibit “Preserving West Virginia: Saving Communities” will be at the New River Gateway CVB July 1 to July 10 and again July 15 – 31, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display for John Henry Days July 11 – 14, at the John Henry Historical Museum. For more information contact Danielle LaPresta at diapresta@pawv.org or 304-345-6005.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Archives and History Tuesday Lecture: A Historical Perspective of a Movie and the Fight Against Southern West Virginia Forest Fires

    July 01, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Robert Beanblossom and Richard Fauss will present “Time’s Runnin’ Out: A Historical Perspective of a Movie and the Fight Against Southern West Virginia Forest Fires” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    The documentary Time’s Runnin’ Out was made in 1969 by Wheeling filmmaker Ellis Dungan for the Cooperative Extension Service of the West Virginia Center for Appalachian Studies and Development and the Division of Forestry of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Scholars and educators with the cooperative extension service thought that a well-made film might be able to lower the number of forest fires in southern West Virginia.

    As a high school student interested in the health of West Virginia’s forest land, Bob Beanblossom showed the movie to youth groups, service clubs and civic organizations as part of the program to bring attention to the harm that forest fires can do to the land and the ecosystem. Beanblossom was able to learn the background story of this film and how it came to be made by Dungan. Richard Fauss first saw the movie several years after it was made but was immediately impressed by the way it was presented and always remembered the name of the filmmaker who made it. Many years later, Dungan donated his collection to the West Virginia State Archives. Through a study of his collection and his autobiography, Fauss was able to see how some of what Dungan learned in his early career as a feature filmmaker in India translated into his later work as a documentary filmmaker in Wheeling. The approximately 20-minute film Time’s Runnin’ Out will be shown to attendees, and Beanblossom and Fauss will discuss the making and impact of the film.

    Mingo County native Robert Beanblossom joined the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry in 1973 as a forest ranger and supervised forest fire control activities in his home county. In 1980 he transferred to DNR’s Parks and Recreation Section as the superintendent of Panther State Forest in McDowell County, where he was charged with the administration of an 8,000 acre state forest. He later was superintendent of Watters Smith Memorial State Park before being promoted in 1989 to regional administrator with supervision of 25 state parks and forests.

    Beanblossom is a member of the West Virginia Recreation and Parks Association and a life member of the West Virginia University Forestry Alumni Association. He has held several positions with the Society of American Foresters and has served on the West Virginia Fire Mobilization Advisory Council, the Governor’s Advisory Committee to the State Forester, and the Governor’s Advisory Committee on State-owned Forests. He routinely accepts Incident Management Team assignments and is deployed as a public information officer to critical wildfire situations and other emergencies throughout the United States. Beanblossom edited the 3rd edition of the Histories of the Southeastern State Park Systems (2011) and was presented the Ney C. Landum History Award at the National Association of State Park Directors Conference in Iowa this past September for his effort.

    Audio/Moving Images Archivist Richard Fauss has worked at Archives and History since 1982. He is a longtime member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and a founding member of the group’s Local Television Task Force Steering Committee. He was honored by AMIA in 2002 with its Dan and Kathy Leab Award for service to the archival community.

    On July 1, the library will close at 5:00 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for participants only. For additional information, call (304) 558-0230.

  • Live on the Levee: The Black Diamond Experience with Stonestreet

    July 04, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Charleston’s Live on the Levee returns to Haddad Riverfront Park Memorial Day weekend and kicks off a new summer season of live music. The Friday night concerts begin at 6:30pm.

    The Black Diamond Experience with Stonestreet, July 4. Fireworks after the performance.

  • Invasion Stalled: Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington

    July 04, 2014 to July 06, 2014 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson WVHC Event

    On July 4th, 5th, and 6th the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park will host “Invasion Stalled: Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington.” This event will focus on the prelude of the Battle of Monocacy and Harpers Ferry’s role in helping to delay Jubal Early’s 1864 march on Washington. Activities will include living history, ranger conducted programs, and family/youth activities. On Saturday, July 5th at 1:00 p.m. Benjamin Cooling will discuss the importance of Harpers Ferry in stalling the final invasion of the North by the Confederate Army. For more details visit www.harpersferryhistory.org.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • 2014 Pullman Square Summer Concert Series

    July 10, 2014 — Huntington, Cabell

    The Heiner’s Bakery Dutch Miller Pullman Square Summer Concert Series, presented by 93.7 the Dawg, returns to Pullman Square in downtown Huntington at 7pm Thursdays from May 29 through August 28. Full schedule.

    July 10: Red Wanting Blue/Alternate Routes

  • Live on the Levee: QIET with Tofujitsu

    July 11, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Charleston’s Live on the Levee returns to Haddad Riverfront Park Memorial Day weekend and kicks off a new summer season of live music. The Friday night concerts begin at 6:30pm.

    QIET with Tofujitsu, July 11

  • Exhibit: Preserving West Virginia: Saving Communities

    July 11, 2014 to July 14, 2014 — Talcott, Summers WVHC Event

    The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia traveling exhibit “Preserving West Virginia: Saving Communities” will be on display for John Henry Days July 11 – 14, at the John Henry Historical Museum. For more information contact Danielle LaPresta at diapresta@pawv.org or 304-345-6005.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • 2014 Contemporary American Theater Festival

    July 11, 2014 to August 03, 2014 — Shepherdstown, Jefferson WVHC Event

    Beginning July 11 through August 3, the Contemporary American Theater Festival will host its 24th season of plays and CATF programs including readings, lectures, post-show discussions, late-night salons, and more for all the details visit www.catf.org. For the free events sponsored by West Virginia Humanities Council, visit http://catf.org/programs/.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Belle Boyd, History Alive!

    July 11, 2014 — Kingwood, Preston WVHC Event

    Belle Boyd, History Alive!, 7PM July 11 at Preston Community Arts Center in Kingwood. History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • New Deal Festival and Exhibit Opening

    July 12, 2014 — Arthurdale, Preston WVHC Event

    On July 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Arthurdale Heritage will celebrate the opening of its E-2 exhibit, which focuses on one of the community’s original homesteads, at its New Deal Festival. The festivities will also include Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt reenactors, and discussions with some of the children that grew up in Arthurdale as well as a petting zoo, antique car and tractor show, artist demonstrations, living histories, and crafts. For more information visit www.arthurdale.org.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • 2014 Putnam County Fair

    July 12, 2014 to July 19, 2014 — Eleanor, Putnam

    July 12-19 in Eleanor

    The Putnam County Fair Board is proud to provide you an entire week of fun and excitement. Music concerts, 4-H/FFA exhibits, horse shows, carnival rides, truck and tractor pulls and more.

  • Belle Boyd, History Alive!

    July 13, 2014 — Beckley, Raleigh WVHC Event

    Belle Boyd, History Alive!, 2:30PM July 13 at Wildwood House Museum in Beckley.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Craft Cocktail Weekend

    July 13, 2014 to July 14, 2014 — White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier

    Experience the magic of The Greenbrier, America’s Resort, while becoming a craft cocktail connoisseur. Learn about various spirits, the history of mixology and what’s hot in the cocktail scene. Want to make the perfect Mint Julep, Martini or Gin Fizz at home? Then join us for this fun-filled summer getaway!

    Brendan Murphy serves as beverage manager for nine top Washington, D.C. restaurants owned by Eric and Ian Hilton (El Rey, Brixton, Chez Billy, Den of Thieves, The Gibson, Marvin, Patty Boom Boom, Satellite Room, American Ice Co.). He joined the Hilton group in 2009 to help create The Gibson – the first craft cocktail bar of its kind in Washington, D.C. Brendan is recognized as one of the preeminent craft cocktail mixologists in the United States.

    • Choose from either a Sunday, July 13, 5:00pm or Monday, July 14, 5:00pm course lasting approximately 60 minutes.
    • An interactive cocktail experience where Brendan Murphy will guide you through how to make signature drinks.
    • Each guest is provided with a workstation and materials to make the drinks.
    • Enjoy the fruits of your labor and sample the final product.

    More information at http://www.greenbrier.com/gibson

  • Exhibit: Preserving West Virginia: Saving Communities

    July 15, 2014 to July 31, 2014 — Hinton, Summers WVHC Event

    The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia traveling exhibit “Preserving West Virginia: Saving Communities” will be at the New River Gateway CVB July 1 to July 10 and again July 15 – 31, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display for John Henry Days July 11 – 14, at the John Henry Historical Museum. For more information contact Danielle LaPresta at diapresta@pawv.org or 304-345-6005.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Methodists and West Virginia Statehood: Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau

    July 15, 2014 — Morgantown, Monongalia WVHC Event

    Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau lecturer Matthew Foulds will talk on Methodists and West Virginia Statehood at 7:00PM, July 15 at Spruce Street United Methodist Church in Morgantown.

    Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Downtown Charleston ArtWalk

    July 17, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Brought to you by the galleries and art-related businesses of downtown Charleston, West Virginia the ArtWalk is the showcase of the city’s thriving art scene. The ArtWalk happens ten months of the year (March through December) and typically on the third Thursday of the month (except in November on the Friday after Thanksgiving). All ArtWalks are from 5 pm to 8 pm.

    The 2014 ArtWalk season will be bringing you new venues, exciting special events and the best of local, regional and nationally recognized artists. Vibrant, exciting, and fun are all words used to describe Charleston’s finest art event. Most of the ArtWalk venues are open throughout the week for regular business hours so, even if you can’t make it ArtWalk evening, we hope you take the time to stop and see the amazing art available in our community.

    The Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is brought to you by the participating venues with coordination assistance from The Charleston Area Alliance. More information.

  • 2014 Pullman Square Summer Concert Series

    July 17, 2014 — Huntington, Cabell

    The Heiner’s Bakery Dutch Miller Pullman Square Summer Concert Series, presented by 93.7 the Dawg, returns to Pullman Square in downtown Huntington at 7pm Thursdays from May 29 through August 28. Full schedule.

    July 17: Oakwood Road Band

  • Acting at the Alpine

    July 17, 2014 to July 18, 2014 — Ripley, Jackson

    This two-day theatrical camp is comprised of workshops on stage, film and voice acting. Camp director is actor, screenwriter and filmmaker Lawrence Burgess. Overnight accommodations are available at the Jackson County Library. For reservations, call Main Street Ripley at 304-372-1637. July 17-18 in Ripley.

  • Archives and History Thursday Lecture: The Riverine World

    July 17, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On July 17, 2014, Gerald W. Sutphin will present “The Riverine World” at the Thursday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library of the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    Sutphin will examine the impact that river life had on people living and working on the western rivers during the age of steamboats. His presentation will cover vessels from steam ferries to dish boats and showboats and the people who worked on them.

    Gerald Sutphin is recognized as one of the United States’ foremost inland rivers and river transportation historians. Since working for the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for twenty years, he has been the owner/operator of a visual communication arts company for two decades and specializes as a consultant in the research, development, and presentation of inland rivers projects such as museum exhibits, publications, and motion picture production. His credits include Sternwheelers on the Great Kanawha River (co-author, 1991), Two Hundred Years of Steamboating, 1811-2011 (researcher/writer/producer of DVD), and The Great Kanawha, An American Story (researcher/writer/featured historian on film, 2012).

    For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

  • Live on the Levee: The Bob Thompson Unit with Marshall Petty and the Groove

    July 18, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Charleston’s Live on the Levee returns to Haddad Riverfront Park Memorial Day weekend and kicks off a new summer season of live music. The Friday night concerts begin at 6:30pm.

    The Bob Thompson Unit with Marshall Petty and the Groove, July 18

  • 6th Annual Riverside Blues Fest

    July 19, 2014 — Elkins, Randolph

    Saturday, July 19 from 11am to 10:30pm. Food, drink, music, artisans and heritage. Artists include the daughters of B. B. King: Shirley King and Claudette King-Robinson; Max-a-Million; Moondog Medicine Show and more. More information at http://riversidebluesfestwv.com/.

  • “I Will Follow Them To the Death: Sheridan’s Soldiers, 1864”

    July 19, 2014 to July 20, 2014 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson

    This program presents Harpers Ferry as the staging area for Union General Philip Sheridan’s Shenandoah Campaign during the summer of 1864. Members of 13th New Jersey will demonstrate union army garrison duties. Costumed volunteers and staff will interpret civilian life under harsh military rule.

    11am-4pm July 19-20

    http://www.harpersferryhistory.org/events.html

  • Sutton Dam tours

    July 19, 2014 — Sutton, Braxton

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the staff at Sutton Lake will host public tours of Sutton Dam from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 19.

    Participants need to bring a government-issued photo ID, and will not be allowed to carry bags, cell phones or cameras. The tour group will meet at the parking lot at the top of the dam.

    For information about the tour, call the corps’ Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.

  • 57th Annual Jackson County Junior Fair

    July 21, 2014 to July 26, 2014 — Ripley, Jackson

    The 57th Annual Jackson County Junior Fair is scheduled July 21-26 at the fairgrounds, seven miles west of Ripley. Entertainment will include concerts by Dan + Shay (July 22), Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys (July 23), Diamond Rio (July 24), Guy Penrod (July 25), Austin Webb and Jamie Lynn Spears (July 26).

  • Ostenaco, History Alive!

    July 22, 2014 — Dilleys Mill, Pocahontas WVHC Event

    Ostenaco, History Alive!, 7:30PM July 22 at Buckskin Council Scout Reservation at Dilleys Mill.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Lunch with books - After the Storm: Burial of the Civil War Dead

    July 22, 2014 — Wheeling, Ohio

    Civil War expert Kathleen Logothetis Thompson will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling on Tuesday, July 22 at noon to present “After the Storm: Burial of the Civil War Dead.” When the fighting stops and armies move on, what happens to the dead left behind? Local efforts might take care of the problem initially, but the cleanup is a process that will last years as family members search for loved ones and governments seek ways to properly care for the dead. Kathleen Logothetis Thompson is pursuing her PhD at WVU. She has been an interpreter at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, editor for the Emerging Civil War blog, and contributor to books in the Emerging Civil War book series. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. Please visit ohiocountylibrary.org, call 304-232-0244, or visit facebook.com/lunchwithbooks for more information.

  • 2014 Pullman Square Summer Concert Series

    July 24, 2014 — Huntington, Cabell

    The Heiner’s Bakery Dutch Miller Pullman Square Summer Concert Series, presented by 93.7 the Dawg, returns to Pullman Square in downtown Huntington at 7pm Thursdays from May 29 through August 28. Full schedule.

    July 24: The Recipe

  • Archives and History Thursday Lecture: African American Life in Charleston: A Personal Perspective

    July 24, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Charles H. James III will present “African American Life in Charleston: A Personal Perspective Part II” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program, which is the second of The Block Speakers Series, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    A native of Charleston, James will discuss his family’s history in Charleston and the Kanawha Valley from 1865 to the present. His great-grandfather started a retail produce business, later the wholesaler C. H. James & Co., in Charleston in 1883.

    Charles H. James III graduated with honors from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1981 and earned his masters’ degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. He has served as the Chairman and CEO of C. H. James & Co. since 1988. The company celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2013 and has been recognized as one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the United States. James represents the fourth generation of his family to own and operate the business. Under his leadership, C. H. James & Co. grew from a local food distributor in southern West Virginia to a leading international supplier to the U.S. government and multinational foodservice clients. In 1992, C. H. James & Co. was named “Company of the Year” by Black Enterprise magazine and has been listed numerous times in the magazine’s annual BE 100 listing of the nation’s largest black businesses.

    For additional information, call (304) 558-0230.

  • Live on the Levee: Donna The Buffalo with Fletcher's Grove

    July 25, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Charleston’s Live on the Levee returns to Haddad Riverfront Park Memorial Day weekend and kicks off a new summer season of live music. The Friday night concerts begin at 6:30pm.

    Donna The Buffalo with Fletcher’s Grove, July 25

  • Carnegie_hall Lewisburg Music Festival

    July 26, 2014 — Lewisburg, Greenbrier

    The First Annual Lewisburg Music Festival – Saturday, July 26 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm

    Featuring acts in the “roots” and “Americana” style: Keller Williams, Yarn, Nora Jane Struthers, The Steel Wheels, Mandolin Orange, The Wild Rumpus

    Be sure to save the date of July 26 for the first annual Lewisburg Music Festival, to be held on the lawns of Carnegie Hall and New River Community and Technical College. Sponsored by Carnegie Hall, this festival will feature multiple acts in the “roots” and “Americana” style. Food and beverage vendors will be there ready to keep you nourished as you spend the day listening to great music with your friends and family.

    Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, Carnegie Hall is one of only four Carnegie’s in the world. Since 1983, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg has operated as a regional center for the visual and performing arts.

    Phone: (304) 645-7917 Email: info@carnegiehallwv.org Website: http://www.lewisburgmusicfestival.com

  • “Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort”

    July 26, 2014 to July 27, 2014 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson

    Living history volunteers of the 3rd US and 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry will portray the medical and relief efforts that provided aid and comfort to the thousands of soldiers fighting during the American Civil War.

    11am-4pm July 26-27

    http://www.harpersferryhistory.org/events.html

  • Craft workshops at Cedar Lakes

    July 27, 2014 to August 01, 2014 — Ripley, Jackson

    Classes on watercolor painting and making twig furniture will be offered at the Cedar Lakes Craft Center July 27-August 1. Vivian Ripley of Columbus, Ohio will be the watercolor instructor. Tom Lynch of Rock Cave will be teaching how to make furniture from twigs and back. For information, contact Gloria Gregorich at ggregori@access.k12.wv.us or 304-372-7860.

  • 2014 Pullman Square Summer Concert Series

    July 31, 2014 — Huntington, Cabell

    The Heiner’s Bakery Dutch Miller Pullman Square Summer Concert Series, presented by 93.7 the Dawg, returns to Pullman Square in downtown Huntington at 7pm Thursdays from May 29 through August 28. Full schedule.

    July 31: The Mojo Bones

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