Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Fairmont State receives $5,000 HEPC grant for communication project

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Fairmont State University has received a grant to facilitate the collection and preservation of a series of interviews with elders of color throughout West Virginia from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission through the Diversity for Equity grant program.

Folklife Center to host NY Times Best Selling Author

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. 

Kestrel Issue 42 to be launched with events celebrating writing

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. 

Folklife Center to host author as part of Sunday Author Series

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. 

Folklife Center to host storyteller James Froemel

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Charles Schulz, cartoonist, and creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip will be brought to life at the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center at Fairmont State University on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Storyteller James Froemel of Morgantown will perform in the first person as a part of the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive Program. The event is free and open to the public.

Students participate in "The Appalachian Teaching Project"

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. 

Fairmont State Alumnus loans artifacts for Civil War Collection on Exhibit at Folklife Center

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.

Native West Virginian actor celebrated with 5-night film seminar

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. 

Music on the Hill Artist Series Presents Suzanne Hatcher

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Guest artist Suzanne Hatcher, soprano, will present a solo recital on Friday, October 25, as part of the Fairmont State University Music on the Hill Artist Series.  This family-friendly, free program will feature a wide variety of music, including the “Wesendonck-Lieder”—one of the rare non-operatic works of Richard Wagner—and Rachmaninoff’s famous “Vocalise.” Accompanying Hatcher on piano will be Fairmont State faculty member, John Morrison. 

Portrayal of Memphis Tennessee Garrison set at Folklife Center

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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