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Events for January 2017

  • Architects and Architecture of the West Virginia Coalfields

    January 01, 2017 to January 31, 2017 — Madison, Boone WVHC Event

    This traveling exhibit features architects and architecture of the coalfields of southern West Virginia. The exhibit will feature the careers of several prominent architects including Hassel Thomas Hicks and Alex B. Mahood who designed many of the buildings that were built in the region. The exhibit will also feature many prominent buildings designed by these men as well as the work of other architects.

    January 1 – January 31 at Coal Heritage Museum in Madison.

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

  • West Virginia Folklife presents Jim Costa

    January 25, 2017 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    Please join us at our headquarters, the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston, on January 25th at 5:30 pm for a concert and program with old-time musician and collector Jim Costa & folklorist Zoe van Buren. Costa will perform a selection of West Virginia fiddle and banjo tunes and van Buren will present on her work documenting Jim’s extensive collection of regional 18th and 19th century farm tools, instruments, trade crafts, and objects of rural life. The concert is free and open to the public. RSVP and find more information at

    West Virginia Folklife is a program of the West Virginia Humanities Council and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Folk & Traditional Arts Program

  • West Virginia Folklife Program Public Interest Meeting

    January 31, 2017 — Ripley, Jackson WVHC Event

    On Tuesday, January 31, state folklorist Emily Hilliard brings the West Virginia Folklife Program to Ripley with a public interest meeting at the Senior Citizen Center at 121 S. Court Street. Hilliard will present a free public talk titled “What is Folklore?” at 10:30 a.m.

    Hilliard is conducting a statewide fieldwork survey to assess and document current folklife activity in West Virginia. “Folklife traditions are community-based creative expressions,” she said. “Those can include traditional music and dance, foodways, material culture, faith-based expressions, occupational lore, and more.” Hilliard will give a brief presentation on the discipline of folklore and her current work in West Virginia, and take feedback from the audience on local traditions, traditional artists, and tradition bearers in their community.

    The West Virginia Folklife Program is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Folk & Traditional Arts Program. West Virginia Folklife is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, presentation, and support of West Virginia’s vibrant cultural heritage and living traditions.

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