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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.
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.
|September 19, 7:00 p.m.||
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|
|September 30, 7:00 p.m.||
author of To the Bones
|October 13, 2:00 p.m.||
portrays Pearl S. Buck
|October 15, 7:00 p.m.||
author of Don’t Tell them You’re Cold
|October 28, 7:00 p.m.||
portrays Memphis Tennessee Garrison
Actress, playwright, and storyteller Karen Vuranch will present a first-person portrayal of award-winning author and West Virginia native Pearl S. Buck at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. This event is free and open to the public.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host author Katherine Manley as part of The Women’s Lyceum: A Celebration of Appalachian Women. The public is invited to attend this free event on October 15 at 7 p.m., as Ms. Manley reads from her memoir, “Don’t Tell ‘em You’re Cold: A Memoir of Poverty and Resilience.”