Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Folklife Center hosts ghost story workshop—October 17

Monday, October 08, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Jo Ann Dadisman will present a workshop about ghost stories on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. 

Great Migration of African Americans to the coal fields of WV

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series continues at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University with a presentation on the “Great Migration of African Americans to the coal fields of West Virginia.”  Between 1870 and 1930 African Americans left the Deep South to seek better economic and educational opportunities and to escape Jim Crow laws that denied them voting rights. The speakers are Dr. Connie Rice and Ms. Ilene Evans.

Dr. Ellesa Clay High to speak at Folklife Center

Friday, September 21, 2018

On Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Ellesa Clay High will talk about Native Americans in modern Appalachia at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.  Dr. High's presentation is part of the Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series supported by the West Virginia Humanities Council.  

Folklife Center celebrates authors Willis and Campbell

Friday, September 07, 2018

Author, teacher, and West Virginia native, Meredith Sue Willis, will read from her new book, Their Houses, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. 

Kestrel launches issue 39 with events to celebrate writing

Friday, September 07, 2018

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 symposium on the special theme of Issue 39, “Loved Labors Lost.” 

International conflict resolution speaker visits campus on 9/11

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Office of the President and the College of Liberal Arts at Fairmont State University are pleased to announce the return of Reverend Dr.

Share your Slovenian Stories

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Did you grow up Slovenian in West Virginia? Share your story with historian and writer Joe Valencic. Joe is preparing a presentation on the rich heritage and contributions of Slovenians across West Virginia as part of the Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University on Thursday, September 13, 7:00 p.m.

Folklife Center presents Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University has received a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council to support the “Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series.”  This series of programs features scholars/practitioners who will look beyond the "white, Anglo-Protestant, working-class" culture that is commonly believed to represent all of Appalachia to reveal the diversity that sometimes lies hidden in many communities.

Weaving workshop returns to Folklife Center

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thanks to the success of the workshops held in June, Tamarack Artist and Fairmont State alumna D. Jane Gilchrest returns to the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on August 1 and 2 to present a second round of “Mug Ruggin It”, an introductory weaving workshop in the style of traditional Appalachian rag rugs.  

Camp highlights tall-tales and how to act them out

Monday, June 11, 2018

Do your children like to act out stories? Do they sit around the table and swap tall-tales?  If so, sign them up for camp. The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center is partnering with the Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts for Putting It Together: Building a Show from Local Stories and Lore. This week-long creative day-camp for children in grades 3 to 8 runs June 18 – 22. It features instruction in acting, storytelling, folklore, music, writing, and local history.

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