Mothman Loves West Virginia Folklife

Mothman Pin

The West Virginia Humanities Council documents, sustains, and shares West Virginia’s rich history and living cultural traditions through the kindness and generosity of friends and supporters who want to tell the real stories of our beloved Mountain State.  Now when you contribute to that good work, you can sport a piece of classic West Virginia folklore.

Become a Council GEM by joining our Give Every Month program at a monthly level of $5 or more, and receive this specially-designed Mothman pin touting the Council’s West Virginia Folklife Program.  Designed exclusively for Council GEMs by Morgantown artist Liz Pavlovic, this enamel pin measures 2” by 2-1/2”, and features the familiar red-eyed visage of one of the Mountain State’s most infamous visitors embracing the West Virginia Folklife Program’s official logo. 

What does a GEM membership support?

  • The preservation and documentation of West Virginia’s vibrant cultural heritage and living traditions through the West Virginia Folklife Program
  • Educational projects and programs like the Smithsonian Institution exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America, which will travel to seven West Virginia communities from August 2021 to June 2022
  • e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, available online at 
  • Our popular History Alive! program, featuring scholars from around the state who portray historical figures at local venues including museums, schools, libraries, community centers, and fairs and festivals.
Special edition Mothman pin designed by Morgantown artist Liz Pavlovic

Sign up to become a Council GEM now and receive a limited-edition wearable piece of West Virginia folklore. 

Mothman loves West Virginia Folklife—and we love our Council GEMs!