West Virginia Humanities Council

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. 

Folklife Center to host Fred Powers to perform one-man show

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dressed in a work clothes, face smudged with black, Fred Powers, former educator and UMWA miner, enters in the room in character. Powers has been performing his one-man show for various audiences since 2005. On Wednesday, Oct.

Elementary students invited to learn about Appalachia at Folklife Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A free educational program, “The Dust We Leave Behind: Stories, Games, and Songs from Another Time,” for local elementary schools is being offered by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. 

The program provides a fun and exciting way to participate in customs and stories from the region’s past. The program will run Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, Oct. from 9 a.m. to noon.  

Folk Life Center to host documentary screening, conversation with filmmaker

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What happens to a town that loses its heart?This is the question filmmaker Rebecca Williams asked about Swannanoa, a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, once home to Beacon Blankets, the largest manufacturer of blankets in the world. The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is excited to host a screening of the documentary film, “Blanket Town: The Rise and Fall of an American Mill Community”, followed by a conversation with filmmaker and documentarian, Rebecca William

West Virginia Humanities Council continues funding lecture series

Friday, January 11, 2019

The West Virginia Humanities Council has funded a continuation of the Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series hosted by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.  “We are thrilled to have the continued support of the West Virginia Humanities Council,” noted Dr.

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.

FSU Constitution Day Project Awarded State Minigrant

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The West Virginia Humanities Council has awarded Fairmont State University and five other nonprofit organizations minigrants in support of educational programming.

FSU’s award for $1,500 will support “We the People: The United States Constitution and Slavery,” a two-day event featuring a symposium and historical portrayals. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Kestrel Celebration Welcomes Writers and Poets

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s professional journal of literature and art, invites everyone to take part in the Kestrel Celebration Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, to celebrate the release of their newest issue, Kestrel 27.  From a Poetry Making workshop on Friday to readings on Friday and Saturday, Kestrel Celebration offers the perfect event for you.

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