Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Fairmont State’s Folklife Center to Host Virtual Storytelling Event

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University will host a virtual event with Joe Valencic where he will discuss collecting family history on Monday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Throughout the program, Valencic will cover topics including how to interview family members, what questions to ask and how to make the most of online resources.

Fairmont State University Students to Participate in Appalachian Teaching Project

Monday, September 20, 2021

Fairmont State University has been selected to participate in the Appalachian Teaching Project sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Through the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, Fairmont State University students will partner with the Board of Trustees of the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont and the Marion County Convention and Visitor Bureau to create communication resources for the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center Presents Phyllis W. Moore Authors Series

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is pleased to announce the fall 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Authors Series. During the fall series, authors will continue to focus on labor in West Virginia while commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain. All events in the series are free and open to the public.

Fairmont State University Folklife Center to Introduce Trunk of Traditional Tunes

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will begin work on an online curriculum and resource project, The Trunk of Traditional Tunes, funded by the West Virginia Humanities Council through a CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant. 

Spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series to Feature Author Matthew Neill Null

Friday, February 19, 2021

The spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series, presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 23 with a reading by author Matthew Neill Null.  

“I’m thrilled that we can continue, even during this pandemic, to offer opportunities for our community to engage in literature and the arts,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. 

Spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series to Feature Author Donna Meredith

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series, presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 with a reading by author Donna Meredith.  

“I’m thrilled that we can continue, even during this pandemic, to offer opportunities for our community to engage in literature and the arts,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. 

Poet Diane Gilliam Kicks Off Spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series

Thursday, February 04, 2021

The spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series, presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 9 with a reading by poet Diane Gilliam.  

“I’m thrilled that we can continue, even during this pandemic, to offer opportunities for our community to engage in literature and the arts,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. 

Folklife Center Continues Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University is pleased to continue the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series in 2021. This semester the online series will explore the theme of labor and the struggles of West Virginia’s working folk. Each event in the series is free and available to the public through WebEx.  

Fairmont State Students to Participate in Appalachian Teaching Project Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A team of Fairmont State University students will take part in the 2020 Appalachian Teaching Project virtual conference this weekend.  
 

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is enhancing cultural tourism through story

Monday, October 05, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center has partnered with the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Marion County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) to enhance tourism in Marion County while improving the quality of life for West Virginians. This collaboration is a component of “Voicing History: Enhancing Tourism Through Story,” an Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). 

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