2013 Little Lecture Series
Sunday, May 19
The West Virginia Craft Movement
Sunday, June 23
Most Southern of the Northern
John Alexander Williams
All lectures begin at 2 p.m. and are presented at our headquarters located at 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston. Admission is $10 per person and includes refreshments after the presentation. Seats may be reserved with advance payment by calling 304-346-8500. Otherwise, seating is first come, first served until full.
The 2013 Little Lecture Series is sponsored by Robinson & McElwee PLLC. Founded in Charleston in 1983, the law firm also serves clients from offices in Clarksburg and Wheeling. Little Lecture Information.
Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau
The Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau makes respected Civil War and statehood scholars available at no cost to non-profit groups around the state. If your organization is interested in hosting a talk by one of our speakers contact, contact Mark Payne at 304.346.8500. Sesquicentennial Schedule.
Born of Rebellion Exhibit
BORN OF REBELLION 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. The exhibit includes informational text, photos, maps, and images and may be viewed at these locations. The fulll 2013 exhibit schedule.
Wirt County Public Library
May 6 - 17
May 22 - June 4
United Hospital Center
June 7 - 18
Greenbrier River Interpretive Center
June 25 - July 10
Send Us Your Email
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keep members and supporters informed about events and programs. If you
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New 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.
Grants: Sept. 1 and Feb. 1
• Mini Grants: Oct. 1, Dec. 1, Feb. 1, April 1, June 1, and Aug.
• Fellowships: Feb. 1
• Media Grants: Sept. 1
• Publication Grants: Sept. 1
• Teacher Institutes: Sept. 1
Council Elects New Board Members
The West Virginia Humanities Council elected two new members to its board of directors during the spring board meeting on April 5 at Tamarack in Beckley.
New members include Susan Landis of Daniels, executive director of the Beckley Area Foundation, and Kevin Barksdale of Barboursville, a professor of American history at Marshall University.
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 Becky Calwell at 304-346-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a demonstration of how e-WV can be used in the classroom.
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.