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

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The Frank and Jane West Virginia Folklife Center will be hosting Ilene Evans portraying Memphis Tennessee Garrison at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 28. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Thursday, October 03, 2019

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.

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Thursday, October 03, 2019

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.”

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