50.1F
Beckley
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Culture

Welcome to the Culture news directory at West Virginia Explorer. Follow along as we explore the diverse cultures that have come to define the West Virginia experience.

January 1 “Wolf Moon” recalls tale of headless W.Va. ghost

Appearing January 1, the first full moon of 2018, a supermoon, is known as a "Wolf Moon," so-named for the legendary propensity of wolves...

Winter’s tale recalls deadly aspect of Allegheny Mountains

Snow at Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County, Potomac Branches Region
The Allegheny Mountains in eastern West Virginia grow treacherous in winter—and hardly more so than along the western front of that range, which bears...

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...

New black history marker to reach New River Gorge audiences

A marker proposed to commemorate a lost chapter in black history in West Virginia will reach visitors the New River Gorge region, according to...

New podcast series revisits gruesome murder of WVU co-eds

Hitchhikers at WVU, c. 1970s
Even after half a century, new information is coming to light regarding the gruesome murders of two hitch-hiking students who disappeared from the campus of West...

Visiting the site of one of West Virginia’s legendary tragedies

video
https://youtu.be/R_Kz19WtII8 The tale of the Green-Harrison Tragedy is among the most enduring legends handed down from the settlement of the lower Kanawha Valley region of...

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...

New Hatfield-McCoy museum includes world’s largest collection of feud artifacts

The new Hatfield-McCoy Country Museum at Williamson, West Virginia, on the Kentucky border, features the world's largest collection of artifacts of the world-famous Appalachian...

W.Va. brewery names new beer after famous local ghost

Grave of the Greenbrier Ghost, Zona Heaster Shue
Officials at the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company announced today the unveiling of a new beer created in honor of the legendary ghost of Zona...

Lilacs associated with a haunting West Virginia ghost story

Lilacs by Cyntha Dunlap Ellis
Lilacs are in bloom in May in the Alleghenies, where spring comes late, and when traveling through these mountains I can't help but recall...

Harpers Ferry presents heirloom gardening program

Harpers Ferry, WV
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend its heirloom gardening program "City Farming: Food in the Backyard" on Saturday and Sunday,...

Strange tale of Eckerlin Brothers and struggle for religious freedom in...

West Virginia's history is filled with stories of religious diversity and of hermits and holy men who escaped the clamor and confines of civilization. Beyond...

Stay Connected

10,836FansLike
114FollowersFollow
754FollowersFollow

Related Articles

Sponsors