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).
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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