The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Housed in an award-winning repurposed historic barn building on the Fairmont State campus, the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is home to scholarly research, archives, publications, community programs and events,  workshops, exhibitions, and undergraduate studies in Folklore and Museum Studies.  Part of the College of Liberal Arts, the Folklife  Center and its programs are an asset to the broader communities within and beyond the University.

Mission Statement

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University is dedicated to the identification, preservation, and perpetuation of our region's rich cultural heritage, through academic studies, educational programs, festivals and performances, and publications.

2019 Gala Celebration honoring traditional musician Dave Bing

September 19, 7:00 p.m.

Square Dance,

featuring caller Taylor Runner and the Kennedy Barn String Band

September 20, 7:00 p.m.

Film Screening of The Crooked Tune, will be in MMA in the Ruth Ann Musick Library

An Old Time Fiddler in a Modern World with filmmaker Charles Cohen

September 21, 3:00 p.m. Concert with fiddler Dave Bing

 

Women’s Lyceum: A Celebration of Appalachian Women

September 30, 7:00 p.m.

Val Nieman,

author of To the Bones

October 13, 2:00 p.m.

Karen Vuranch,

portrays Pearl S. Buck

October 15, 7:00 p.m.

Kathy Manley,

author of Don’t Tell them You’re Cold

October 28, 7:00 p.m.

Ilene Evans,

portrays Memphis Tennessee Garrison

 

FSUNow Stories

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host NY Times Best Selling author Sharyn McCrumb on March 29 at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but it is recommended to call ahead and reserve your seat.

During her visit, McCrumb will read from her latest novel, The Unquiet Grave, which incorporates the well-known West Virginia tale of The Greenbrier Ghost. The only case in America in which the testimony of a ghost convicted the killer. 

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Monday, March 02, 2020

Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 42. 

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Author and scholar Cicero Fain III will be reading from his book Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. as part of the Sunday Author Series. This event is free and open to the public. 

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