New Character Application Deadline February 1, 2014
The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking applications from individuals interested to portray historical figures with statewide name recognition for the Council's popular History Alive! program. Portrayals of historically significant people no longer living, from any period of history, are eligible for consideration.
Those interested in applying should contact Program Officer Mark Payne at 304-346-8500 or email@example.com to request application materials. The application is also available HERE.
Grants: Feb. 1 and Sept. 1
• Mini Grants: Feb. 1, April 1,
June 1, and Oct. 1
• Fellowships: Feb. 1
• Media Grants: Sept. 1
• Publication Grants: Sept. 1
• Teacher Institutes: Sept. 1
Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau
The year 2013 marks the 150th birthday of West Virginia. To help citizens gain a deeper understanding of how and why the state was created our speakers bureau focuses on statehood related topics in observance of the state sesquicentennial.
The Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau makes respected Civil War and statehood scholars available at no cost to non-profit groups around the state. Sesquicentennial Schedule.
Send Us Your Email
Humanities Council is compiling a master list of email addresses to
keep members and supporters informed about events and programs. If you
would like to hear from us via email, please send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Virginia Humanities Council
Sesquicentennial Grant Opportunities
The West Virginia Humanities Council invites proposals commemorating the
sesquicentennial of the Civil War and West Virginia's statehood, and
proposals on the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Morrill Act, also known as the Land
Grant College Act. For more information, go to our Grants Section.
Purchase West Virginia - A Film History and the West Virginia Encyclopedia
West Virginia first premiered in 1995 on the West Virginia public broadcasting television
network and on public television networks throughout the country. It is now available as a 2-DVD set. West Virginia
is a rich and compelling narrative telling the unforgettable story of
America's Mountain State from prehistory to the recent past. Click here to order, or for additional information.
The West Virginia Encyclopedia was published by the West Virginia Humanities Council in June 2006. Working under the slogan, "All there is to know about West Virgina," the editors packed 2,200 articles into the pages of this big book. These articles are the work of nearly 600 writers, experts in fields ranging from archeology, biography, history and literature, through folklore, culture, and the arts and sciences. Click here to order, or for additional information.
Teacher Feature Added to
A new feature of e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia provides teachers with innovative ways to use the powerful online resource. The e-WV Classroom includes 18 lesson plans for eighth grade that were developed by teachers from several counties, working under the direction of curriculum specialist Margaret Miller. The plans address a variety of topics, such as statehood, the Civil War, and the Great Depression, and include guiding questions, vocabulary, and lesson activities. All of the lesson plans meet the West Virginia Department of Education’s standards for social studies and literacy.
The Classroom section will also be helpful to students who want to learn more about West Virginia. Students will find links to e-WV articles on such topics as the state seal and state animals and plants. They also find easy access to the e-WV quizzes, especially helpful in preparation for the annual Golden Horseshoe test.
Visitors to the Classroom section will find directions for using
e-WV's special features, including interactive maps and the portfolio function. Visit the Classroom by clicking here.
Contact Mike Keller at 304-346-8500 or email Mike at email@example.com if you would like a demonstration of how e-WV can be used in the classroom.