West Virginia Humanities Council

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The West Virginia Humanities Council is a private, nonprofit organization providing lifelong learning opportunities to the state's citizens.  WVHC serves as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The humanities lead us to a deeper understanding of the human experience. They explore the story of our time and culture and that of others. Each year, citizens of all ages explore their own and the larger human story through programs which use history, literature, comparative religion, philosophy, ethics, and more. Our programs are meant to get people thinking and talking with each other.

A good humanities program can change the way we look at ourselves, our problems, and our histories. A humanities program may find its success in leading us to a deeper appreciation for any number of topics of human interest or concern... perhaps medical ethics, women in southern literature, the glass industry of West Virginia, the impact of technology in the school and where we work, the ancient culture of Indian mound builders... or battles of the Civil War.

Regardless of a program's content, the Council's goal is to help and encourage all West Virginians to enjoy a rich, engaging, and mind-expanding experience through the humanities.

West Virginia Humanities Council 
1310  Kanawha Blvd., E. -  Charleston, WV  25301
Phone: 304-346-8500    Fax: 304-346-8504
wvhuman@wvhumanities.org

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