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  • Hike Across West Virginia

    June 01, 2013 — Cacapon Resort State Park, Morgan

    June 1, 2013

    Hike Across West Virginia

    Help celebrate National Trails Day by hiking a 10 mile stretch across the Ridge of Cacapon Mountain. Fairly level hiking and a wonderful view! Meet at the Nature Center at 9 AM to take advantage of this unique experience. Shuttle is provided. Registration is strongly recommended.

    Contact: 304-258-1022 × 5209

  • Visiting Writers Series at West Virginia Wesleyan

    June 01, 2013 to July 03, 2013 — Buckhannon, Upshur WVHC Event

    On July 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, 2013, West Virginia Wesleyan College will present is Visiting Writers Series. Guests include Maggie Anderson and Jayne Anne Phillips. For more information contact Jessie van Eerden at 304-473-8329 or vaneerden@wvwc.edu.

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

  • A Sense of Place: The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artist Invitational

    June 01, 2013 to September 22, 2013 — Huntington, Cabell

    A Sense of Place: The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artist Invitational

    June 1 – September 22, 2013

    To celebrate West Virginia’s sesquicentennial, the Huntington Museum of Art has organized a small invitational exhibit. All of the 18 participating artists teach in West Virginia colleges and universities, affording them a unique viewpoint in that they work closely with West Virginia students from a variety of backgrounds and places within the state.

    The opening event for this exhibit takes place at HMA from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22, 2013, with a short video about the artists by Brad Boston presented on the big screen in the Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium followed by a Meet-the-Artists Reception. Admission is free. More information

  • Gravecreekmound-sjs-02_up_sq Volunteer service project at Grave Creek Mound Archeological Complex

    June 02, 2013 to June 09, 2013 — Moundsville, Marshall WVHC Event

    WVU Native American Studies Program will host a volunteer service project, June 2 to 9, at the state artifact repository at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville. The week long events include a nightly film series and all-day archaeological symposium on June 8, free and open to the public. For more details visit nas.wvu.edu, contact Bonniem.Brown@mail.wvu.edu, or call 304-293-4626.

  • 2013 Symphony Sunday

    June 02, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Roll Over Beethoven: The Symphony Rocks!

    June 2, 2013

    University of Charleston Lawn

    Join Maestro Cooper, the WVSO and the West Virginia Symphony League as they rock Charleston with Bayer Symphony Sunday 2013 – Roll Over Beethoven! Events begin on Friday, May 31, 2013 with the Symphony Sunday finale concert on the lawn on June 2, 2013. This annual tradition is full of music and family fun with that special WVSO touch.

    3:00 p.m.

    • Event Kick-Off: Kids are Rocking! Costume Parade (children should dress in any sort of rock & roll attire)

    3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    • Children and Family Activities

    3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    • Artisans’ Tent
    • Live Music (Main Stage and Main Tent)
    • Book Nook

    3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Food Concessions

    3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Beer & wine concessions

    2013 Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

    • 2:55-3:30 p.m.: Kanawha Valley Community Band
    • 3:40-4:10 p.m.: Tri State Brass Band
    • 4:20-4:50 p.m.: Charleston Metro Band
    • 5-5:30 p.m.: West Virginia Youth Symphony Cadet String Ensemble and Youth String Ensemble
    • 5:40-6:10 p.m.: Mountain State Brass Band
    • 6:20-6:50 p.m.: West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra
    • 8 p.m.: West Virginia Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks
  • Hatfields & McCoys library discussion

    June 03, 2013 — Elkview, Kanawha WVHC Event

    On Monday, June 3, 2013, author and historian Dean King will discuss his newest book, The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys, The True Story, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Elk Valley Branch of the Kanawha County Public Library.

  • Mountain Quilt Quest

    June 05, 2013 to June 08, 2013 — Buckhannon, Upshur

    Come and join us June 5-8 for a winding adventure through the hills of West Virginia during the Mountain Quilt Quest. This 4-day event filled with fabric, fun and prizes will indulge your love of quilting while you enjoy the natural beauty of our state. Each of the Quilt Shops will have a different pattern and fabric kit designed by local Huntington, WV artist Eileen Farren, and share the theme of celebrating West Virginia and quilting. When you have collected all 11 kits you will be able to create a wonderful quilt as a memory of your journey.

    This year’s theme is ‘Celebrate.’ We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop, West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial – 150 years of statehood and various quilt activities statewide. With 2013 being our 150th birthday there are many activities around the state. We invite you to visit www.wvtourism.com and find Civil War Sites, train rides whitewater rafting and just beautiful scenery.

    Like our homes, each of our shops has a special feel and warmth that we know you will enjoy visiting. This is our 10th year and we have been told we are the “friendliest” shop hop in the East. We have many repeat visitors from all over the country and we hope you’ll meander through West Virginia with us.

    More information

  • World Environment Day

    June 05, 2013

  • Revolution that Forged a State: Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau

    June 06, 2013 — Wheeling, Ohio WVHC Event

    Revolution that Forged a State, Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau w/Ron Lewis, 7pm June 6 at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling

  • 2nd Annual New River Festival

    June 07, 2013 to June 08, 2013 — Fayetteville, Fayette

    The New River Clean Water Alliance is sponsoring the 2nd Annual New River Festival June 7-8, 2013 that will feature a Friday night paddling film festival, Saturday live music, camping, a puppet parade, kids watershed education, field trips, art vendors and more. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the nonprofit members of the Alliance in their efforts to improve water quality in the Lower New River watershed. The festival location is the old Rivers campground, located off of Route 19 in Fayetteville. Community members, visitors and families are invited to participate in a wide variety of activities scheduled throughout the weekend. More information

  • Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood

    June 07, 2013 to June 20, 2013 — Bridgeport, Harrison WVHC Event

    Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood, on exhibit at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport June 7-20. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:50pm on June 7.

    Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood is an award-winning traveling exhibit about the creation of the state of West Virginia. The story of our statehood is unique in American history.

    Some felt that West Virginia had seceded from Virginia because Virginia had seceded from the United States. The Civil War Photograph of Born of Rebellion traveling exhibit.was raging. The constitutionality of the Mountain State was debated in President Lincoln’s cabinet and the Congress. It was questioned whether the new state would be dissolved once Virginia was restored to the Union. It was necessary for the US Supreme Court to ultimately decide the final state boundary. From this turbulent beginning the Mountain State emerged as the 35th state in the Union.

    Born of Rebellion is an exhibit created by the WV Humanities Council with informational text, photos, maps, and images presented on lightweight collapsible display frames.

  • Hatfield & McCoy Reunion Festival & Marathon

    June 07, 2013 to June 08, 2013 — Matewan, Mingo

    The Hatfield’s and McCoy’s are back at it again but this time they’re having fun instead of feuding. The Hatfield McCoy Reunion Festival will be celebrating its 12th anniversary in Matewan and Williamson, West Virginia and Pikeville Kentucky. The festival will include a variety of activities, events and free entertainment suitable for the whole family with marathon taking place on Saturday.

    Feud Site Guided Tours

    Tour the sites of the world famous Hatfield McCoy Feud. The tour will include narration by one of the country’s leading experts on the Feud. Stops include the Hog Trial site, the place where Johnse and Roseanna met, the spot where Devil Anse Hatfield’s brother was murdered, the Paw Paw Massacre site, the home of the McCoys and the location of the New Years Day Raid. We will also stop in Matewan to learn about the Matewan Massacre, an event that led to the largest battle on U.S. soil since the Civil War. We will also tour the museum in Matewan with exhibits related to the Feud and Matewan Massacre. Tours will last three hours and leave from the Sycamore Inn in Williamson at 9am, 1pm, and 4pm. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Spaces are limited to 24 per tour so reserve your seat today. More information

    Hatfield McCoy Trails

    Come ride the biggest and best network of ATV trails east of the Mississippi. Bring your own vehicle or rent one from several local vendors. Guided tours are also available. This is fun for the whole family with trails for beginners, experienced riders and the truly hard core.

  • Historic Arts Workshops

    June 07, 2013 — Pricketts Fort, Marion

    Leather Work with Pat Davis: Learn the ins and outs of fine leather working of the 18th century. Pat Davis a well-known bag maker and leather worker will take you through the step by step process of lying out and hand stitching your very own 18th century belt bag. Some tools are required. Fee based.

    For more information call (304) 363-3030 register on line www.prickettsfort.org. Visitor center (Class size 4-10) Members $125 Non-members $135

    Horn Building with William Frankfort will cover the history of Powder horns and Scrimshaw; Powder horn construction; and engraving. Wm “Wild Willy” Frankfort is an 18th century re-enactor, professional horner and scrimshaw artist. He is the instructor for the Teaching History Through the Arts Scrimshaw lesson.

    Powder horn kits can be purchased for $15 (un–engraveable) or $30 engraveable and scrimshaw kits for $10. Practice material will be available as well as cow horn boxes and containers starting at $10 Educational annex [lower parking lot] (Class from 5-25 attendees) PFMF members $155 Nonmembers $165.

  • Hooked on Fishing! Not on Drugs! at Tygart Lake

    June 08, 2013 — Tygart Lake State Park, Taylor

    June 8, 2013

    Hooked on Fishing! Not on Drugs!

    Take Me Fishing! Enjoy the day at Tygart Lake on statewide free fishing day. There will be a youth fishing derby and children’s/youth activities surrounding the day with a drug and alcohol free theme. This event is free and open to every youth in the area. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the event. Contact: Stephanie Bailey, 304-265-6148

  • West Virginia 150 in Harrison County

    June 08, 2013 — Clarksburg, Harrison WVHC Event

    On Friday, June 8, the Harrison County Commission will commemorate the Civil War and West Virginia’s 150th birthday with a display of related artifacts and educational programs at Waldomore in Clarksburg. At the Harrison County Senior Citizen Center audiences may view a film about the major events that took place in West Virginia during the Civil War. For more information contact M. L. Quinn at 304-624-8539, or mlquinn@harrisoncountywv.com.

  • Archaeology, History, and Preservation in the Mountain State Region

    June 08, 2013 — Moundsville, Marshall WVHC Event

    WHERE: Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, West Virginia 26041

    WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9 am to 4 pm

    RSVP by June 3 to reserve your complimentary buffet lunch & welcome packet (on-site symposium registration available June 8, space permitting) Register here

    Visit the stunning Grave Creek Mound and hear six distinguished scholars discuss their fascinating research findings:

    • What can archaeology tell about the daily life of Colonial Williamsburg’s African slaves?
    • Will remote sensing technology unlock the history of Ohio’s ancient earthworks?
    • How is NASA detailing the story of a Morgantown, West Virginia settler fort?
    • Did Siouan-speaking Natives make pottery found at 17th century Kanawha River villages?
    • What’s behind the scenes at Maryland’s state-of-the-art artifact conservation lab?
    • What’s being unearthed at our region’s Revolutionary War forts?

    Keynote Presenter: Rebecca Morehouse, Curator of State Collections, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

    Panelists: Jarrod Burks, Pam Casto, Ywone Edwards-Ingram, Kim McBride, & Darla Spencer

    Sponsors:

    • The West Virginia Humanities Council
    • West Virginia University’s Native American Studies Program
    • Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, West Virginia Division of Culture and History
    • West Virginia University’s Public History/Cultural Resource Management Program

    This project is being presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Historic Window Rehabilitation & Weatherization Workshop

    June 08, 2013 — White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier

    Historic Window Rehabilitation & Weatherization Workshop

    Date: Saturday, June 8th

    Location: Camp Wood, White Sulphur Springs, WV

    Details: Preservation Alliance of West Virginia Statewide Field Representative, Lynn Stasick, and historic preservation expert, Phil Davis, will present a Historic Window Rehabilitation & Weatherization Workshop. The workshop will consist of a PowerPoint presentation on the National Park Service’s best practices describing Class I, II, and III methods of historic windows restoration which will be followed by a hands-on demonstration. The demonstration will be a Class I category project demonstrating the routine maintenance required to upgrade a window to “like new” condition. It will include some degree of interior and exterior paint removal, removal and repair of sash (including re-glazing where necessary), repairs to the frame, weather-stripping, reinstallation of the sash, and repainting. These techniques will make an historic window an asset to your building as well as your wallet.

    To register and for more information: Email lstasick@gmail.com or call 304-685-8119

  • Historic Arts Workshop - Bobbin Lace

    June 08, 2013 — Pricketts Fort, Marion

    Historic Arts Workshop – Bobbin Lace – Kimberlee Miller

    Bobbin lace (or pillow lace) takes its name from the way it is made: on a pillow to which a picked out pattern is tacked and each twist of the bobbins is held in place by a pin. Make a bookmark in this weekend workshop. Class is open to anyone who wants to get started or build their skills. Kimberlee Miller learned to knit at age 5 has been engaged in heritage needle arts for over 30 years. She is a Pricketts Fort Christmas Market crafts-person. She has taught at Cedar Lakes and Jacob’s Meadow and taken classes through Augusta Heritage.

    Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitor center (Class size from 2-10 individuals) PFMF members $75 Non-members $85 http://www.prickettsfortstatepark.com/

  • Free Fishing Days

    June 08, 2013 to June 09, 2013

    Free Fishing Days, June 8-9

  • 25th Annual Blue & Gray Car Show

    June 09, 2013 — Philippi, Barbour

    25th Annual Blue & Gray Car Show set up around the historic Barbour County Courthouse Square. $10.00 registration fee, dash plaques to the first 100 registered and all entries will receive wall plaque. Top 25 tropies, and numerous other specialty awards. More information: 304-677-0196

  • Teacher Institute: Improving Writing in the Classroom

    June 10, 2013 to June 14, 2013 — South Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    The Teacher Institute at the Marshall University South Charleston campus, “Improving Writing in the Classroom,” offers a select group of teachers intensive study to improve writing in the classroom. The writing across curriculum program began with a day-long meeting in May, continues June 10 to 14, and finishes up on September 28 and November 2, 2013. For more information contact Paul Epstein at 304-343-5074 or pepstein@suddenlink.net.

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

  • Archeological Field School

    June 10, 2013 to June 20, 2013 — Volcano, Wood WVHC Event

    The Friends of Mountwood Park are hosting an archeological field school at the Thornhill estate at Mountwood Park in Volcano, from June 10 to June 20. To register and for more details please contact Mike Naylor at (304) 485-5365 or mikecarol1@suddenlink.net

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

  • 150_logo_finalp_sq Women in Civil War West Virginia

    June 13, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On June 13, 2013, Mary Johnson will discuss women in Civil War West Virginia at the Thursday evening lecture 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.

    Most people have heard of Nancy Hart and Belle Boyd, but few other women in wartime West Virginia are as widely known. Ironically, one contemporary observer noted that the Civil War was perhaps more “a woman’s war” than any previous conflict. Living in a border state, many parts of which were exposed to fighting at some point during the war, West Virginia women responded to the challenges in different ways, ranging from making clothing or food items for soldiers to concealing themselves as men in order to serve as soldiers. Johnson will discuss the range of activities, using specific examples.

    Johnson holds a master’s degree from West Virginia University and has been a historian at Archives and History since 2000. She has written for West Virginia History and The West Virginia Encyclopedia and currently is the editor of the semi-annual publication of the West Virginia Historical Society. She also serves as the society’s secretary and sits on the Commission on Archives and History, West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

    For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

  • Ivy Terrace Concert Series: Bryan Elijah Smith

    June 13, 2013 — Lewisburg, Greenbrier

    Enjoy free live music on the lawn of Carnegie Hall the second and fourth Thursdays of June, July and August. Bring a picnic supper, a blanket and your dancing shoes – barefeet permitted. Concerts begin at 6:30pm and are free and open to everyone. Great performances featuring regional artists ranging in style from rhythm and blues and jazz to classic folk, bluegrass and world. More information

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation and West Virginia Statehood

    June 13, 2013 — Wheeling, Ohio

    A presentation by legal and historical scholar Forest “Jack” Bowman as part of the 150th commemoration of WV statehood. Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the program. 7pm, June 13 at West Virginia Independence Hall. Phone: (304) 238-1300

  • Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival

    June 13, 2013 to June 16, 2013 — Ansted, Fayette

    Great way to celebrate WV Day! Hometown crafts, food, parade and carnival rides. Old fashioned family fun for everyone! June 13-16 in Ansted. More information

  • Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

    June 14, 2013 to June 16, 2013 — Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson

    42nd Annual Spring Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival June 14-16, 2013. Enjoy the beautiful country mountains as you stroll through all the tents of top juried artisans demonstrating and showcasing their work. Enjoy Wine tasting, great food, Bluegrass bands on Saturday & Sunday, Children’s Make & Take Crafts as well as face painting and balloon sculpting. Bring the entire family out for a great experience in the rolling hills of Jefferson County, West Virginia. Phone (800)624-0577 or (304)728-8307 for more information.

  • Premier: The Road to Statehood Documentary

    June 14, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    This will be the first opportunity to see the 30-minute documentary that tells how West Virginia became a state. 7pm June 14 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. 304-556-4900 for more information.

  • Flag Day

    June 14, 2013

  • Historic Preservation 101 Workshop

    June 15, 2013 — Romney, Hampshire

    Historic Preservation 101 Workshop

    Date: Saturday, June 15th

    Location: Wilson-Woodrow-Mytinger House, Romney, WV

    Details: Preservation Alliance of West Virginia Statewide Field Representative, Lynn Stasick, and historic preservation expert, Phil Davis, will present a Historic Preservation Workshop at the oldest of three properties, a circa 1750 building, located at the Wilson-Woodrow-Mytinger House. The workshop will cover several topics including historic window rehabilitation and weatherization, and a discussion on historic mortars. In addition, the building foundation has been exposed, and a discussion will take place regarding the best methods to stabilize it. The presentation will consist of a PowerPoint on historic mortar which will be followed by a discussion. The second presentation involves National Park Service’s best practices describing Class I, II, and III rehabilitation techniques for the restoration of historic wooden windows. This will be followed by a hands-on demonstration. The demonstration will be a Class I category project demonstrating the routine maintenance required to upgrade a window to “like new” condition. It will include some degree of interior and exterior paint removal, removal and repair of sash (including re-glazing where necessary), repairs to the frame, weather-stripping, reinstallation of the sash, and repainting. These techniques will make an historic window an asset to your building as well as your wallet. Participants will also learn about the rehabilitation of historic mortars and will participate in a historic foundation inspection.

    To register and for more information: Contact Dottie Ettis at 304-496-7628 or 304-617-0638.

  • West Virginia Statehood and Chenoweth Day

    June 15, 2013 — Beverly, Randolph

    Join Governor Pierpont and Senator Carlisle at the Beverly Heritage Center as they talk about the new state of West Virginia, statehood birthday commemoration, music and demonstrations. (304)637-7424 for more information.

  • The 35th Star: West Virginia Statehood - Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau

    June 15, 2013 — Union, Monroe WVHC Event

    The 35th Star: West Virginia Statehood, Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau w/Joe Geiger. 2pm June 15 at Ames Claire Hall, Union

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

  • 50th Anniversary Run at Cass Scenic Railroad

    June 15, 2013 — Cass, Pocahontas

    June 15, 1963 Cass Scenic Railroad made its first trip to Whittaker Station operating as a tourist train. No. 4 was the locomotive that powered the maiden trip and today at 10:30 a.m. she’s geared- and fired-up to celebrate!

    There are 240 tickets available for the anniversary run. Tickets will be sold in advance of the date.

    Reservations: (304) 456-4300

  • Frog season opens

    June 15, 2013

    Frog season opens at 9pm

  • West Virginia Celebration Concert

    June 16, 2013 — Kanawha State Forest, Kanawha

    June 16, 2013

    West Virginia Celebration Concert

    Celebrate West Virginia’s 150th Birthday at Kanawha State Forest. A concert by the Kanawha Valley Community Band begins at 3:00 p.m. at the swimming pool area. Open to the public. No fee to attend except a smile and a to have a great time!

    Contact: 304-558-3500

  • Father's Day

    June 16, 2013

  • The Making of the West Virginia Constitutions: 1861-1872 - Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau

    June 17, 2013 — Parkersburg, Wood WVHC Event

    The Making of the West Virginia Constitutions: 1861-1872, Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau w/Bob Bastress, 7pm June 17 at Wood County Public Library, Parkersburg.

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

  • 150 Years of Stereotypes: Exploring West Virginians in Literature and History

    June 18, 2013 — Lewisburg, Greenbrier WVHC Event

    “150 Years of Stereotypes: Exploring West Virginians in Literature and History” will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s Hollowell Theatre. The program includes presentations by David Corbin and Glenn Taylor. For more information, contact Ryan Ferrebbee at 304-645-3838 or ryan@gvtheatre.org.

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

  • Let's Celebrate West Virginia

    June 18, 2013 to June 22, 2013 — Parkersburg, Wood

    On June 18th, Wood County children 6 to 12 will tour the log cabin, play games popular in the 1860’s, learn dances from the time period, listen to stories of famous West Virginians by people dressed in period costumes, have lunch.

    The 19th will include art displays at various downtown locations, lst grade students’ colorings of WV symbols will be showcased in store front windows, sidewalk drawings, a CD of Wood County shown and community singing.

    On the 20th, a party in the City Park. Birthday cake, balloons, recognition of student essay winners, Golden Horseshoe winners, and end the evening with a concert by 3 performers from Nashville (one is from area).

    On the 21st and 22nd Civil War enactments will be held at Fort Boreman. Music at the Point on the evening of the 21st.

    More information, contact Barbara Sullivan. Phone: 304-428-3677 Email: barb26104@yahoo.com

  • 100 Years at The Greenrbrier with Bob Conte

    June 18, 2013 — Lewisburg, Greenbrier

    Bob Conte speaks about the history of The Greenbrier Hotel for the past hundred years on the Carnegie Stage. Free. Part of the Brown Bag Tuesday Series. 12 noon on June 18. More information, contact Alissa Novoselick. Phone: 304-645-7917 Email: laird@carnegiehallwv.org

  • A History of the West Virginia Capitol

    June 18, 2013 — Belle, Kanawha

    The West Virginia Capitol is perhaps the most recognizable building in the state, but few West Virginians realize all the twists and turns that led to the Capitol we have today. Jim Wallace, author of A History of the West Virginia Capitol: The House of State, relates how the state might have ended up with a Capitol in a different location or even a different city, as well as how the Capitol could have been much different than the building that exists today. Noon on June 18 at Riverside Public Library, 1 Warrior Way, Belle, WV 25015

  • West Virginia Music Hall of Fame

    June 18, 2013 — Cross Lanes, Kanawha

    Visit West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s innovative Traveling Museum at Cross Lanes Branch Library beginning at 3 p.m., followed by a talk at 6 p.m. by Hall of Fame director Michael Lipton. The 28-foot museum was developed in collaboration with the West Virginia Department of Education and is filled with memorabilia, photographs and instruments. An interactive map, a 40-inch touchscreen monitor, provides a county-by-county musical tour of the state. This program is sponsored by Drs. Bob and Nancy Wilson.

    Contact Julie Spiegler for more information. Phone: 304-776-5999 Email: julie.spiegler@kanawhalibrary.org

  • Shawnee Culture

    June 19, 2013 — Lake Sherwood, Greenbrier WVHC Event

    Living History presentations will demonstrate the culture of the Shawnee tribe on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Lake Sherwood. For more information contact Doug Wood at 304-550-1006, or chingwe1755@yahoo.com.

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

  • Premiere: West Virginia The Road to Statehood

    June 19, 2013 — Wheeling, Ohio

    A special showing of the new documentary produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, “West Virginia: The Road to Statehood.” Also a Q&A with the producers. 7:30pm June 19 at West Virginia Independence Hall. Contact Shawn Patterson. Phone: 304-556-4908 Email: spatterson@wvpubcast.org

  • West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial Celebration at Cacapon

    June 20, 2013 — Cacapon Resort State Park, Morgan

    June 20, 2013

    West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial Celebration at Cacapon

    West Virginia truly is almost heaven. This is West Virginia’s 150th birthday, and an appropriate time to reflect on our past and look forward to our future. Join us at Cacapon for a fun-filled day of events and recreational, cultural and outdoor opportunities for participants of all ages.

    More information will be available closer to the event. Contact: 304-258-1022 × 5209 or Renee.M. Fincham@wv.gov

  • Hubbard_mcfarland_house_sq Humanities Council Open House

    June 20, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    The Humanities Council hosts a special June 20 open house from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. as part of our State Sesquicentennial observances. Also that day in Charleston, Glenwood Estate welcomes visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, as does Craik-Patton House from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop in! 1310 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston. 304-346-8500.

    View a map of the Seven Sisters of Charleston, and the locations of MacFarland-Hubbard House, Glenwood Estate and Craik-Patton House.

    e-WV exhibit: Historic Houses of Charleston

  • 150 Years: West Virginia Sesquicentennial Celebration

    June 20, 2013 — Wheeling, Ohio

    Join us for a day-long celebration of West Virginia statehood! Civil War re-enactors, historic speeches, the Wildcat Regiment Band, WV birthday cake and much more! 9am June 20 at West Virginia Independence Hall. Contact Travis Henline. Phone: 304-238-1300 Email: travis.l.henline@wv.gov

  • West Virginia's Birthday Celebration at the State Capitol

    June 20, 2013 to June 23, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Official Schedule of Events, State Capitol Celebration

    Thursday, June 20

    • Bell Ringing
    • Statewide – 1:50 p.m.

    Sesquicentennial Ceremony

    • U.S. Postal Service unveils West Virginia 150th birthday stamp!
    • State Capitol steps – 1:50 p.m.

    Outdoor Concert

    • WV Symphony Orchestra & The Appalachian Children’s Chorus
    • State Capitol steps – 7:30 p.m.

    The Civil War – a Broadway musical

    • Charleston Light Opera Guild
    • Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 4 p.m.

    150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride

    • 3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol followed by World-Famous Zambelli Fireworks
    • State Capitol steps – 10 p.m.

    Friday, June 21

    The Civil War – a Broadway musical

    • Charleston Light Opera Guild
    • Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 7 p.m.

    150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride

    • 3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol followed by World-Famous Zambelli Fireworks
    • State Capitol steps – 10 p.m.

    Saturday, June 22

    Run for Your Life 5 mile Run

    • Kanawha Boulevard and California – 8 a.m.

    WV150 History & Art Parade

    • Kanawha Boulevard – Downtown to the State Capitol – 10 a.m.

    Free Sternwheeler Rides

    • Spirit of West Virginia
    • Haddad Riverfront Park – 10 a.m.

    WV150 Celebration

    State Capitol Complex – Beginning at 10 a.m.

    • Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off
    • Sesquicentennial Cruise-In
    • Live Music from West Virginia Artists
    • Food and Craft Vendors
    • Civil War Re-enactors
    • Vandalia Gathering
    • Activities for Kids
    • Giant Birthday Cake

    The Civil War – a Broadway musical

    • Charleston Light Opera Guild
    • Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Lonestar & Ronnie Milsap Live in Concert

    • State Capitol Steps – 6:30 p.m.

    150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride

    • 3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol followed by World-Famous Zambelli Fireworks
    • State Capitol steps – 10 p.m.

    Sunday, June 23

    The Civil War – a Broadway musical

    • Charleston Light Opera Guild
    • Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Contact Chelsea Ruby. Phone: 304-558-3176. Email: chelsea.a.ruby@wv.gov

  • Revolution that Forged a State: Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau

    June 20, 2013 — Morgantown, Monongalia WVHC Event

    Revolution That Forged a State, Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau w/Ron Lewis, 7:30pm June 20 at Morgantown History Museum, Morgantown.

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

  • West Virginia Day Celebration at Blennerhassett Island

    June 20, 2013 — Parkersburg, Wood

    Ride the “Island Belle” sternwheeler to Blennerhassett Island on June 20 and enjoy a piece of birthday cake to celebrate the 150th anniversary of West Virginia statehood.

    The birthday party is open to everyone on the island. Cake is served at 1:30 p.m. There is a daily fee for the sternwheeler ride; birthday cake is fee-free, but not calorie free!

    Phone: (304) 420-4800. Email: blennerhassettislandsp@wv.gov

  • Civil War Showcase with Cannon Firings and Ladies Tea

    June 20, 2013 — Cairo, Ritchie

    The Kanawha Artillery Battery D from Saint Marys, WV portrays Union soldiers as they would appear in the 14th WV Volunteer Infantry Co. F, as well as, Confederate soldiers under the Kanawha Artillery / Jackson Battery D. Several cannon firings will take place throughout the day, with exhibits of cultural items, period toys, and clothing on display in the lobby.

    A special ladies’ tea, hosted by Verna Owens, a longtime re-enactor with the group, will discuss women’s issues of the day, along with teas and light fare from that era. Afternoon tea will take place on the back deck, in the case of inclement weather, the social will be held in the lobby. The field, adjacent to the lodge, will feature the cannon firings and re-enactors. Cannon firings occur between 9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m. The tea will be from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Event will take place in the lodge field and lobby area. Open to the public.

    June 20 at North Bend State Park, beginning at 9am.

    (304) 643-2931

    Email: dnr.parks@wv.gov

  • Summersville's WV Sesquicentennial Celebration

    June 20, 2013 — Summersville, Nicholas

    Civil War Encampment, Historic Portrayals of Mary Todd Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, Historical Museum of Nicholas County memorabilia, children’s games, costume contest, concessions, special birthday cake, Appalachian dancing, Entertainment by Craig Heath followed by headline entertainment with the Davisson Brothers. Fireworks at the end of the evening.

    2pm June 20 in Summersville

    Phone: (304) 872-3722

    Email: info@summersvillecvb.com

  • Vienna Celebrates Sesquicentennial of West Virginia

    June 20, 2013 — Vienna, Wood

    Parade at 10:30 a.m. beginning at 55th Street traveling south on Grand Central Avenue; Celebration at Vienna Community Bldg beginning at Noon – Antique Car Show, Church Bell ringing, Music, Carlin’s Battery Cannon, History events, Cake and refreshments, Tree Planting to follow

    10:30 AM, June 20 in Vienna

    • Event Contact Information:
    • Name: Jim Miracle – Carla Starcher
    • Phone: 304-295-6081
    • Email: carla.starcher@vienna-wv.com
  • WV Day Concert in Wheeling

    June 20, 2013 — Wheeling, Ohio

    A festival at Wheeling’s Heritage Port featuring: Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest performances by Johnny Staats, Kathy Mattea, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. Also will include an original poem by Marc Harshman and will conclude with fireworks to celebrate WV’s birthday. 4:30pm June 20 in Wheeling.

    • Event Contact Information:
    • Name: Allison O’Konski
    • Phone: 3042346432
    • Email: aokonski@wheelingwv.gov
  • WVU Libraries' Sesquicentennial Celebration

    June 20, 2013 — Morgantown, Monongalia

    The WVU Libraries and the West Virginia and Regional History Center are planning multiple events in observation of West Virginia’s 150th birthday on June 20.

    Activities begin at 8:30 am in the Milano Reading Room with a reception followed by speakers panel to include Dr. John E. Stealey, III, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Shepherd University; Robert Bastress, Professor, WVU College of Law; and Matthew Foulds, Professor of History, Shepherd University.

    At 11 am, an exhibit on the sesquicentennial of West Virginia’s statehood opens in the WVRHC. Those in attendance will receive a commemorative West Virginia Day poster.

    Activities then move to the Erickson Alumni Center, site of a traveling exhibit titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.”

    From noon-2 p.m., the public are invited to browse the exhibit and enjoy a reception with birthday cake and hors d’oeuvres.

    • Event Contact Information:
    • Name: Monte Maxwell
    • Phone: 304-293-0306
    • Email: monte.maxwell@mail.wvu.edu
  • West Virginia Day

    June 20, 2013

    West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863. This day will mark the 150th anniversary.

  • West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Sesquicentennial Concert

    June 21, 2013 — Fairlea, Greenbrier

    The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings their sesquicentennial concert to the West Virginia State Fairgrounds at Fairlea. A stunning fireworks display will complete the evening’s excitement. 8pm June 21.

    FREE and open to the public

    Sponsored by West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission, GVT, the State Fair of West Virginia, and First National Bank

    • Event Contact Information:
    • Name: Micah Labishak
    • Phone: (304) 645-3838
    • Email: micah@gvtheatre.org
  • Species of Legal Fiction: The Wheeling Conventions, Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau

    June 21, 2013 — Huntersville, Pocahontas WVHC Event

    Species of Legal Fiction: The Wheeling Conventions, Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau w/David Javersak, Historic Presbyterian Church, Huntersville, 7 PM June 21

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

  • FestivALL Charleston Moses Automotive Live on the Levee featuring Kathy Mattea

    June 21, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Grammy winning West Virginia native Kathy Mattea performs traditional and original songs by West Virginia writers such as Billy Edd Wheeler and Hazel Dickens in this free concert presented by Thomas Health System. 6:30pm June 21 at Schoenbaum Stage, Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston.

    • Event Contact Information:
    • Name: Jackie Blair
    • Phone: 304-348-8014
    • Email: jackie.blair@cityofcharleston.org
  • Fayette County Wall of Honor Unveiling

    June 21, 2013 — Fayetteville, Fayette

    On Friday, June 21, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Fayette County Courthouse, the new Fayette County Wall of Honor will be unveiled as Fayette County celebrates the 150th anniversary of West Virginia’s statehood. U.S. Congressman Nick Rahall is scheduled to speak. Come enjoy some cake as the CODA string ensemble plays music for your listening pleasure.

  • Senator Robert C. Byrd Exhibit Opening

    June 21, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Senator Robert C. Byrd devoted his life to improving the lives of West Virginians. In this event, we are honoring him by opening his exhibit in the State Museum. Ray Smock, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University, will speak. A special cake, made by Cathy Wiley of Doodle Cakes, will also be served as we honor Senator Byrd, and a reception will be held in the Great Hall directly following the event. 11:30am, June 21, in the Culture Center at Charleston.

  • First Day of Summer

    June 21, 2013

    Summer solstice

  • West Virginia Statehood and the Union

    June 21, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    As part of the Sesquicentennial celebration hosted by the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission June 20-23, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Eberly Family Professor of Civil War History at West Virginia University, will present “West Virginia Statehood and the Union.”

    The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. June 21, in the Archives and History Library at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston, W.Va. See more

  • Wheeling Arts Fest

    June 22, 2013 — Wheeling, Ohio WVHC Event

    On Saturday, June 22, 2013, the Wheeling Arts Fest will take place at the Ohio County Public Library. Programs include a poetry workshop with West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, and much more. For more information contact Sean Duffy at 304-232-0244 or lunchwithbooks@yahoo.com.

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

  • Vintage Civil War Era Baseball

    June 22, 2013 — Bridgeport, Harrison

    Sports are an integral part of our experience now and many people are not aware that sports were a part of life during the Civil War. One of the pastimes of the soldiers was baseball and we will host a game played in vintage uniforms with 1865 rules between the Pittsburgh Franklins and the Fulton Mules of Ohio. The game will be held in an open field near our Bridgeport Recreation complex where a youth tournament will also be taking place. Parking and concessions will be available for the attendees as well as other period related activities and entertainment. The Bridgeport Farmer’s Market will be open on site. Baseball enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see the origins of the game. All of us will see the connection that has continued for 150 years and helped shape the national character. This demonstrates to our residents that we love sports and will play them anywhere and anytime, even 150 years ago. Fireworks will end the day at dusk.

    Begins 10am June 22 at Bridgeport Recreation Complex.

    • Event Contact Information:
    • Name: Michelle Duez
    • Phone: 304-848-7200
    • Email: michelle@connect-bridgeport.com
  • Droop Mountain 150th Anniversary Hikes

    June 22, 2013 — Droop Mountain, Pocahontas

    Commemorate the 150th Anniversary for the Battle of Droop Mountain by hiking the same routes soldiers did in 1863. Follow the Union Army route from Hillsboro to Droop, 9 mile hike. Part of the Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series in celebration of life in Appalachia and the Sesquicentennial of West Virginia.

    June 22.

    • Event Contact Information:
    • Name: Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
    • Phone: (304) 653-4254
    • Email: droopmountainsp@wv.gov
  • Run for Your Life 5 mile run

    June 22, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    The Run for Your Life 5-mile run is an official FestivALL event on Saturday, June 22, and is held in conjunction with the Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-off. The race begins at the WV State Capitol at 8:00am and takes runners through the city of Charleston, up to historic Spring Hill Cemetery and back to the Capitol. All entry fees from the run go to the CAMC Foundation to support colorectal cancer awereness and screening. Registration fee is only $20 if you sign up by June 15,2013. Sign up for the run and “like” us on Facebook to be entered into a drawing for a git certificate to Robert’s Running and Walking Shop. Awards will be given to winners of each male/female age division. All runners will receive a blue long sleeve tech t-shirt, nylon drawstring bags and water bottle from Michelob Ultra, and lots of food and cold refreshments at the finish line.

    More information and entry form

  • Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off

    June 22, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Event in which chili and salsa cooks enter a competition to determine who has the best chili and salsa. The winner goes on to the World Chili competition. All proceeds of the selling of chili and salsa, goes directly to Hospice.This event is full of fun and laughter. Begins 10am June 22 with the Official Lighting of the Stoves.

    • Contact Information:
    • Name: Darlene Carnochan
    • Phone: 304-357-4612 or 304-552-3292
    • Email: chaschilicookoff@yahoo.com
  • The Herald-Dispatch West Virginia 5K Championship

    June 22, 2013 — Huntington, Cabell

    The Herald-Dispatch West Virginia 5K Championship is the perfect race for celebrating West Virginia’s 150th Birthday! It is one of the largest races in the state and keeps growing every year. Runners, walkers and everyone in between are welcome to sign up. Proceeds benefit United Way of the River Cities. Run fast. Be fit. LIVE UNITED. Begins 8am June 22 at Pullman Square in Huntington.

    • Contact Information:
    • Name: Kaylin Adkins
    • Phone: 304-523-8929 x113
    • Email: kaylin.adkins@unitedwayrivercities.org
  • Free rides on the Spirit of West Virginia

    June 22, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Come on down to Haddad Riverfront Park for free rides on the Spirit of West Virginia. Enjoy the view from the Kanawha River and see the activities from downtown to the Capitol from a different perspective! Begins 10am, June 22 in Charleston.

    • Contact Information:
    • Name: Chelsea Ruby
    • Phone: 304-558-3176
    • Email: Chelsea.A.Ruby@wv.gov
  • Beckley Renaissance's Motorcycle & Car Show

    June 22, 2013 — Beckley, Raleigh

    Beckley Renaissance’s annual Motorcycle & Car Show will celebrate WV’s Birthday. Vehicle registration from 5 – 6 pm in uptown Beckley ($15). Live music from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

    • Contact Information:
    • Name: Jill Moorefield, Beckley Renaissance
    • Phone: 304-256-1776
    • Email: jmoorefield@beckley.org
  • Main Street Ripley

    June 22, 2013 — Ripley, Jackson

    Main Street Ripley’s 15th year serving Ripley. Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys on the courthouse lawn from 12:00-1:30pm. Ice cream and cake will be served. Followed by an Open House at the Main Street Ripley Office.

    • Contact Information:
    • Name: Main Street Ripley
    • Phone: 304-372-1637
    • Email: mainstreetripley.org
  • Little Lecture: Historian John Alexander Williams

    June 23, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    The West Virginia Humanities Council will present distinguished historian John Alexander Williams for the final Little Lecture in the 2013 series. Williams will reflect on West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial, past state anniversary celebrations, and his personal experience of the 1963 state centennial in his talk “Most Southern of the Northern.” The program is 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston. People interested in attending the program should contact the Humanities Council by noon on Wednesday, June 19, to confirm that seats remain.

    Williams received his doctorate in history from Yale University. He taught at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois at Chicago before joining the Department of History at West Virginia University in 1972. He is Professor Emeritus of History at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., where he was also Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies. His books include West Virginia: A History and West Virginia and the Captains of Industry.

    In addition to his teaching, lectures, and writing, Williams has served as consulting historian for a variety of films, exhibitions, and special projects related to West Virginia and Appalachia. These include the Southern West Virginia Coal Heritage Project, the National Coal Heritage Area management and strategic planning process, on-camera interviews for the documentary film The Appalachians and for The History Channel, consultant for the Library of Congress American Folklife Center, and writer for the West Virginia Film History Project. Additionally he served as assistant director for the Division of Research Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a member of the National Register Advisory Committee.

    Robinson & McElwee PLLC is sponsoring the 2013 Little Lecture Series. Founded in Charleston in 1983, the law firm also serves clients from offices in Clarksburg and Wheeling. All Little Lectures are presented on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East, in Charleston. Admission is $10 and includes a reception after the program. For more information call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500 or email payne@wvhumanities.org.

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  • Full moon

    June 23, 2013

  • Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood

    June 26, 2013 to July 10, 2013 — Alderson, Greenbrier WVHC Event

    Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood, traveling exhibit, at Greenbrier River Interpretive Center in Alderson, June 26 – July 10.

    Born of Rebellion: West Virginia Statehood is an award-winning traveling exhibit about the creation of the state of West Virginia. The story of our statehood is unique in American history.

    Some felt that West Virginia had seceded from Virginia because Virginia had seceded from the United States. The Civil War Photograph of Born of Rebellion traveling exhibit.was raging. The constitutionality of the Mountain State was debated in President Lincoln’s cabinet and the Congress. It was questioned whether the new state would be dissolved once Virginia was restored to the Union. It was necessary for the US Supreme Court to ultimately decide the final state boundary. From this turbulent beginning the Mountain State emerged as the 35th state in the Union.

    Born of Rebellion is an exhibit created by the WV Humanities Council with informational text, photos, maps, and images presented on lightweight collapsible display frames.

  • FestivALL Charleston Dance Gala featuring "Appalachian Spring Suite"

    June 26, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Artists from the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company perform selections from Graham’s choreographic masterpiece “Appalachian Spring Suite” complete with an eloquent narrative description by Martha Graham and score by Aaron Copeland. The piece tells of a spring celebration of the American pioneers in the 19th century after building a farmhouse. Central characters include a bride, a groom, and a preacher.

    Charleston Ballet (www.thecharlestonballet.com) directed and choreographed by Kim Pauley and River City Youth Ballet Ensemble (www.rcyb.org) directed and choreographed by Michelle Raider complete this West Virginia 150th birthday inspired Dance Gala program with classic and traditional ballet pieces. 7:30pm June 26 at the Culture Center in Charleston.

    • Contact Information:
    • Name: Nina Pasinetti
    • Phone: (304) 470-0489
    • Email: pasinettirudi@aol.com
  • Downtown Charleston ArtWalk

    June 27, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Brought to you by the galleries and art-related businesses of downtown Charleston 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. More information

  • Ivy Terrace Concert Series: Little Sparrow

    June 27, 2013 — Lewisburg, Greenbrier

    Enjoy free live music on the lawn of Carnegie Hall the second and fourth Thursdays of June, July and August. Bring a picnic supper, a blanket and your dancing shoes – barefeet permitted. Concerts begin at 6:30pm and are free and open to everyone. Great performances featuring regional artists ranging in style from rhythm and blues and jazz to classic folk, bluegrass and world. More information

  • Little Levels Heritage Fair/Pearl S. Buck Birthday Celebration

    June 28, 2013 — Hillsboro, Pocahontas

    Commemoration of Sesquicentennial of West Virginia Statehood and Civil War Battle of Droop Mountain. Civil War Living History, Arts & Crafts, Food, Music, Heritage Parade, Croquet Tournament, Tours of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, Civil War and Pleasant Green Church and School dedications. Book signings and sales. June 28 in Hillsboro.

    • Contact Information:
    • Name: Pearl S. Buck Birthplace
    • Phone: (304) 653-8563
    • Email: littlelevelsheritagefair@yahoo.com
  • West Virginia 150th Statehood Celebration at Orange Blossom Trail Music Hall

    June 29, 2013 — Lost Creek, Harrison

    Orange Blossom Trail Music Hall will be hosting a special event on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Come join us as we celebrate West Virginia’s 150 years Statehood Celebration. This will be a dinner show with a meal from the Lincoln table along with music of the era and special guest JoAnn Peterson as Mary Todd Lincoln. This will be a night to remember. orangeblossommusic.com

  • Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862

    June 29, 2013 to June 30, 2013 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson

    Join members of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery.

    June 29-30, July 13-14, August 3-4

    • Location: Bolivar Heights Battlefield
    • Time: 1:00 PM,2:00 PM,3:00 PM
    • Fee Information: Park Entrance Fee: $10.00 per vehicle for 3 days or $5.00 per person on foot or bicycle.
    • Contact Name: Melinda Day
    • Contact Phone Number: 304-535-6063
  • The Literary Image and Impact of Breece D’J Pankcake: Native Son

    June 29, 2013 — Milton, Cabell WVHC Event

    “The Literary Image and Impact of Breece D’J Pankcake: Native Son” takes place at the Milton Branch Library, on Saturday, June 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Georgina Doss at 304-743-6711 or gdoss@cabell.lib.wv.us.

  • Glenwood Memories / Histories

    June 30, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    Glenwood Memories/Histories

    A presentation of the Glenwood Project June 30, 2013 at the Glenwood Estate

    • 1:00pm The Glenwood Project
    • 1:15 pm Oral Histories of Glenwood
    • 1:30pm Historic Glenwood: Window on the West Side
    • 2:15pm Landscape Archeology: Glenwood and the Road to Urbanization
    • 3:00pm Sharing Memories of Glenwood

    The Glenwood Project is a Marshall University Graduate Humanities program initiative. The Glenwood Project is funded by the West Virginia Humanities Council in partnership with Marshall University.

  • West Virginia Youth Symphony FestivALL Concert

    June 30, 2013 — Charleston, Kanawha

    West Virginia Youth Symphony presents George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with guest artist Adam Stranavsky from the Bellu Conservatory in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

    This is a musical event for all ages to enjoy! Come hear this talented young Slovak pianist play Gershwin with the West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra. Stranavsky will also play solo works and the Youth Symphony Orchestra will play highlights from its 2012-2013 season.

    • Tickets: Adults $10 at the door; all children admitted for free
    • Sponsored by: Columbia Pipeline Group, Dwight A. Foley, Helen F. Lodge, Rebecca & David Shuman
    • Location: Grand Lobby of the Clay Center
    • Date and Time: Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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