Mission Statement

West Virginia ExplorerOur mission since 1999 remains steadfastly to support West Virginia, and this has changed little over the years.

"West Virginia Explorer was established to provide users an online compendium through which to investigate West Virginia and its natural and cultural resources.

"Our publications, principally our guide at WVExplorer.com, are dedicated to the impartial analysis and dissemination of news and information guided by journalistic integrity and by the application of truth, accuracy, and factual knowledge. It is our belief that such integrity will advance the sustainable development of the state culturally and economically."

—from West Virginia Explorer
incorporation documents, revised 2011


West Virginia Explorer has added the following to its mission in recent years.

1. We endeavor to clarify the prehistory and protohistory of the state and eschew unsupported propositions that attribute the creation of ancient archaeological resources to non-native groups.

2. We endeavor to support the arts and informed, intelligent expression.