Every Thursday

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Kennedy Barn String Band JAMS!!!!

Open to all musicians who play stringed instruments.  The group focuses on old time dance music, BUT welcome all genres.  Session is run "in the round" and all get a chance to select a title for the group or perform a piece independently.  They welcome all levels of musicianship.  Contact the Center at 304-367-4403





WV Storytelling Guild


The WV Storytelling Guild will be presenting an evening of fun at the WV Folklife Center on April 24th from 7:30-9:00 p.m.   The event is free and open to the public. 

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild is composed of individuals that all have one thing in common - the love of storytelling.  The members of the Guild are as different as the kinds of stories that they enjoy.  The membership includes professional storytellers, as well as those just getting started, and even some enthusiastic listeners.

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild was formed so that Storytellers across the state would have a support group of fellow tellers.  We are trying to promote storytelling across the state of WV, not only to introduce our state to the ancient art form that we so love, but also to promote our WV artisans to the people of our communities.  The WV Storytelling Guild assists in the production of the many WV festivals and storytelling event throughout West Virginia.

We hope you can join us !













Contact Info

The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center

on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4403

Dr. Judy P. Byers
Dr. Judy P. Byers
, Director Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center,
  Abelina Suarez Professor, Senior Level,
  English & Folklore Studies
Fairmont State University
(304) 367-4286


FSUNow Stories

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A collection of books on Irish folklore has been donated to the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center in memory of Fairmont State University alumna Holly White.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In celebration of Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial, the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center plans to create an exhibit featuring FSU history and traditions this spring.

“The Folklife Center is proud to celebrate the history, traditions and culture of this great University through a special exhibit. We need assistance from the Falcon family to identify artifacts that would help share the stories and lore of the past 150 years,” said Dr. Judy P. Byers, Executive Director of the Folklife Center.

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Monday, February 02, 2015

This semester, Fairmont State University students have the unique opportunity to take classes toward a new Museum Studies minor from an accomplished guest faculty member.

Patricia Ruth Musick is teaching “Folk Arts,” part of the Museum Studies minor, now housed in the College of Liberal Arts Department of Social Science.

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