Did Poe write “The Raven” while visiting Saint Albans, W.Va.?

Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his famous poem "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia, on the Kanawha River? According to the late...

Movie theaters played unique role in rural West Virginia

The marquee over the Star Theater in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, glows in the Potomac night.
Movie theaters played a uniquely important role in isolated sections of West Virginia, says a historian who's helping breathe new life into historic theaters...

Alliance seeks funds to support three W.Va. preservation organizations

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is seeking contributions to help support three state historical-development organizations for which funding has been cut or is...

Tale of Devil’s Saddle ideal for autumn night’s recitation

Saddle in New Creek Mountain, Mineral County, Potomac Branches Region
This tale of a young girl's encounter with a supposed witch in the Potomac River highlands has inspired readers since it was penned by...

Did a clown help relocate West Virginia’s capital to Charleston?

Did a clown help found the West Virginia capital?
What might sound like a Wheeling joke (Wheeling having been West Virginia's first capital), it's true that a circus clown did help relocate West...

Mountain Music Festival adds rafting, zip-lining options

BIG Something performs at Mountain Music Festival
Now in its fifth year, West Virginia's fast-growing Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for May 31-June 2, is adding zip-lining and whitewater rafting to its...

More than 25,000 expected to attend Vandalia 2017

Vandalia Gathering 2017
An estimated 25,000 are expected to turn out this weekend to celebrate regional culture at the West Virginia capitol during the 41st annual Vandalia...

Songwriter’s Retreat at Twin Falls state park scheduled Nov. 10-12

Restored pioneer farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Wyoming County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Nationally known songwriters Jim Ritchey and Kelly Hunt will host the third annual retreat for songwriters at Twin Falls Resort State Park Nov. 10-12. The...

Hidden History photo exhibit moving across southern W.Va.

Southern West Virginia's rich history is celebrated annually through winning photographs featured in the 2017 Hidden History photo exhibit now on display in Logan. According...

W.Va. youth kinship with nature demonstrated through art

Model of Glade Creek Gristmill
Children raised in rural West Virginia have advantages that many others may not. Strong familial units and low-crime are commonly accounted for, but they...

Culturefest 2018 music and arts festival set for Sept. 6-9

A dancer springs through a crowd at Culturefest, celebrated annually near Pipestem, West Virginia.
The 2018 Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival will awaken musical magic again in the Pipestem highlands near Athens in southern West Virginia Sept. 6-9. As...

West Virginia’s legendary “Bricktop” focus of new musical

Born in Alderson, West Virginia, Ada "Bricktop" Smith became one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz age.
Born into relative obscurity in the valley of the Greenbrier River in Alderson, West Virginia, Ada "Bricktop" Smith become one of the world's most...

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