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"Moundsville" film to be broadcast on PBS stations nationally

The Old West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville now welcomes tourists. Photo courtesy David Gear.
Filmmakers David Bernabo and John W. Miller have reached an agreement to distribute the documentary film "Moundsville" to 338 public broadcasting stations nationally over...

Log cabins: West Virginia's ultimate historic architecture

Pioneer Farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, West Virginia
Perhaps no other form of architecture is more strongly associated with West Virginia than the old-fashioned log cabin. New England has its saltboxes, and...

Denise Giardina to portray Minnie Pearl at Bramwell Sept. 13

Denise Giardina portrays American humorist Minnie Pearl.
Appalachian writer and former gubernatorial candidate Denise Giardina will portray late humorist "Minnie Pearl" at the Bramwell Interpretive Center at Bramwell, West Virginia, on...

Fayetteville's Bridge Jam music fest moved to Aug 23-24

Since 2016, Bridge Jam has been welcoming musical acts to Fayetteville, West Virginia.
One of West Virginia's most remarkable music festivals has changed its dates and capacity, promising more bands, more music, and more craft beer, according...

New feud performance attracts national TV attention

Hatfield family performers pose for a promotional portrait for "Deadly Divide: The Hatfield & McCoy Story." Photo courtesy Crissy Musick Photography.
A new outdoor-drama performance of the Hatfield and McCoy feud is packing the amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park and will host a national...

BEX arts exhibition June 22-30 celebrates "weird" Beckley vibe

A poster for the BEX exhibitions at Beckley seems to underscore the community's undefined vibe.
Artists in downtown Beckley, West Virginia, have engaged more than 40 partners in BEX, a remarkable collaborative exhibition set for June 22-30 that includes...

Stories define West Virginia songwriter's new collection

The father of Shirley Stewart Burns is baptized in southern West Virginia.
Wandering an old cemetery, Shirley Stewart Burns considers the stories that headstones tell. And it occurs to her that birth and death dates aren't...

Wheeling Heritage presents Rosalie Haizlett watercolor exhibit

Lichens appear abstract in a watercolor study by Rosalie Haizlett.
On May 9, Wheeling Heritage will host an opening reception for “Learning to See,” an exhibit featuring the works of artist Rosalie Haizlett, whose...

Historian to speak on evolution of theaters in West Virginia

Fantastic detailing decorates the inside the Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington, West Virginia.
On April 13, Dr. Kelli Shapiro will present “The Evolution of the West Virginia Movie Theatre” in the Archives & History Library at the...

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...

New performance of Hatfield-McCoy feud to debut in July

Surrounded by kin, "Devil Anse" Hatfield engaged in a feud that brought worldwide attention to Appalachia.
Performed among the very mountains over which Devil Anse Hatfield walked, a new, historically accurate retelling of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud will debut...

Abandoned mine shaft lore in Fallout 76 a real-world concern

A gated mine opening along a rail trail near Ansted, West Virginia, attracts an interested hiker.
In Fallout 76, abandoned mine shaft story-lines play an important role, yet beyond the video game, abandoned coal mine openings in West Virginia pose...

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