West Virginia Humanities Council

When you listen to an Indian in full period dress talk to you, you get a pretty good picture of the events that transpired in the wooded frontier west of the Appalachian Mountains. Wouldn't it be great if all history lessons could be learned through the characterizations made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council's program?

Charleston High School StudentAttendee at a History Alive! Presentation

Our Mission

To promote a vigorous program in the humanities statewide in West Virginia.

About Us

The West Virginia Humanities Council is an independent nonpartisan, nonprofit organization governed by its board of directors. Experienced in grantmaking, program development and the management of historic property, the West Virginia Humanities Council serves West Virginians statewide in their schools, libraries, museums, and other locations. The cornerstone of our work are the grants provided to educational institutions, museums, public broadcasting, historical societies, among others. Additionally, the council manages a variety of programs directly, including traveling exhibits, History Alive!, regional lectures, and e-WV, the online West Virginia Encyclopedia.

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Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
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Registration Now Open for Humanities on the Hill 2016
Registration Now Open for Humanities on the Hill 2016
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