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Moon & Star pattern glassware from W.Va. attracting new audiences

WHEELING, W.Va. — After more than 100 years, a West Virginia-based glassware manufacturer is carrying on the legacy inherent in a more-than-century-old pattern—the Moon...

Statue of Abraham Lincoln at West Virginia Capitol took years to...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There is perhaps no more extraordinary place of honor for a statue in West Virginia than in the plaza in front...

Which are the top 10 arts communities in West Virginia?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What makes for a good arts community? Good arts communities are those in which affordable housing, entrepreneurial spirit, and the availability...

Did Poe write "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia?

Might Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" have been penned while the author was visiting West Virginia?
SAINT ALBANS, W.Va. — Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his poem "The Raven" while visiting the Kanawha Valley? Though nothing's been proven, the...

Outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock" returns to Grandview amphitheater

BECKLEY, W.Va. — After a five-year pause, the outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock" is returning to the stage at the Cliffside Amphitheatre at...

West Virginia mountain folk made dye from a variety of native...

A variety of dyes can be made from substances found commonly in the West Virginia woodlands.
SPENCER, W.Va. — Before commercial dyes became readily available to mountain people in West Virginia, homespun yarn was colored with natural materials that could...

W.Va. Makes Festival offers $10,000 in prizes to makers of all...

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the West Virginia Makes Festival, scheduled for Oct. 6, 2023, the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center...

Heroic female figure once almost added to West Virginia state seal

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The figure of a heroic female was proposed to be added to the State Seal of West Virginia in the 1990s,...

“King Coal” to premiere at Culture Center in Charleston July 8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “King Coal,” a feature-length documentary by West Virginia-raised and Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Curren Sheldon and Elaine McMillion Sheldon, makes its home-state...

Bright $1M gift boosts Blanche Lazzell acquisition at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Nearly 30 years after Patricia Bright was first introduced to the artwork of modernist Blanche Lazzell, she and her husband, Bill...

W.Va. film office, filmmaker's guild to host locations workshop

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ideal locations are key to creating good film and television content, say the organizers of a two-day workshop for location scouts...

Artist says former West Virginians captivated by West Virginia imagery

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Former West Virginians are increasingly interested in art that recalls the past in the Mountain State, says an artist launching a...

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