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, November 26, 2019

Fairmont State University students enrolled in the Preserving Appalachian Culture class presented “Rail Beds to Trail Beds: Moving Forward through the Past,” at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on November 13, 2019. 

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Monday, November 04, 2019

Fairmont State University students working toward their museum studies minor have created a new exhibit, The Civil War: Selections from the Porter Stiles Collection, under the direction of Dr. Marian Hollinger. The grand opening will be at 7 p.m. Monday, November 11, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

A celebration of John “Fuzzy” Knight, a five-night film seminar will be hosted at The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. Knight was an actor who grew up in Fairmont and went on to play in over 180 films and televisions shows. 

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