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.

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is currently closed to the community.  However, we are offering these online events which are free and open to the public.

Collecting Family History with Eric Douglas

(A workshop about oral history collection)
Wednesday, September 9, 7 p.m.
Fairmontstate.edu/AuthorSeriesDouglas
Meeting number: 129 870 7811
Password: FolklifeCenter

WV Storytelling Guild: A People Upon the Land

(A storytelling presentation)
Tuesday, September 22, 7 p.m.
Fairmontstate.edu/WVStoryGuild
Meeting number: 173 857 9523
Password: WVSGTELLERS
 

The Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series

Cicero Fain author of Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Wednesday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Fairmontstate.edu/AuthorSeriesFain
Meeting number:  129 960 9580
Password: Fain

 

Bonnie Proudfoot author of Goshen Road A Novel

Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Fairmontstate.edu/AuthorSeriesProudfoot
Meeting number: 129 683 8258
Password: Proudfoot

 

Burnis Morris author of Carter G. Woodson: History, The Black Press, and Public Relations

Wednesday, October 14, 7 p.m.
https://www.fairmontstate.edu/AuthorSeriesMoore
Meeting number: 129 373 4714
Password: Morris


 

Folklife Center News Stories

Monday, September 21, 2020

As part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series, the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an online event with author Bonnie Proudfoot, who was awarded a Fellowship for the Arts in Creative Writing from the West Virginia Department of Culture and History. On Wednesday, September 30, at 7p.m., Dr.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is thrilled to announce that Fairmont native Melissa Nichols will be working alongside the Folklife Center staff as a member of AmeriCorps through the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is pleased to present the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series. Phyllis Moore is a graduate of Fairmont State College, a nurse, a poet, and the creator of the West Virginia Literary Map. Mrs. Moore donated her research about West Virginia authors to Fairmont State University, and The Phyllis Wilson Moore West Virginia Authors Archive is now housed at the Folklife Center and is available to student and faculty researchers.

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