Happy West Virginia Day 2020, from the West Virginia Humanities Council!
On the evening of Wednesday, February 12, The West Virginia Folklife Program, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, will host a listening party of two episodes of the Out of the Blocks podcast, featuring Charleston’s West Side neighborhood.
We worked with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to produce radio & video mini-documentaries about Weirton’s Serbian Heritage and the Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church Men’s Club Chicken Blasts held weekly in the summertime at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. Every summer Wednesday since 1969, members of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church Men’s Club have gathered…
On Thursday, December 5, at 6pm, editors Elizabeth Engelhardt and Lora Smith of the new anthology The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Tables (Ohio University Press, Nov. 2019) will be joined by book contributors Courtney Balestier, Danille Christensen, and Emily Hilliard for a reading and book signing at Taylor Books…
The State Folklorist’s Notebook is a regular column written by state folklorist Emily Hilliard for Goldenseal magazine. This article appears in the Summer 2019 issue.
What has the West Virginia Folklife Program done lately? Learn about our 2018 fieldwork, programs, and activities.
Marion Harless of Kerens is leading an apprenticeship in green traditions with Kara Vaneck of Weston.
Genevieve (Jenny) Bardwell and Susan Ray Brown of Mount Morris, Pennsylvania are leading an apprenticeship in salt rising bread with Amy Dawson of Lost Creek.
This spring, the West Virginia Folklife Program is partnering with the WV Community Development Hub‘s New Story to showcase our West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program! Learn more about our inaugural apprenticeship program– which supports master traditional artists and their apprentices in a year-long in-depth apprenticeship– here. On May 31- June 1 at the State Fairgrounds in…
The West Virginia Folklife Program is now accepting applications for our inaugural West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program offers up to a $3,000 stipend to West Virginia master traditional artists or tradition bearers working with qualified apprentices on a year-long in-depth apprenticeship in their cultural expression or traditional art form.
State folklorist Emily Hilliard interviews Daniel & Ellen Lubuguin of Philippines Best Food in Parkersburg for her regular column in Goldenseal Magazine.
Carol Dougherty is an elder in Wheeling’s Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church. She was born in Wheeling, WV in 1938 and was raised by her grandparents, who were immigrants from Lebanon. She is a traditional Lebanese home cook, a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Women’s Society, and will be teaching a folk dance and dubke class for children at Our Lady of Lebanon’s 84th annual Mahrajan Festival in August 2017.