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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.

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...
Helmick Rock on South Branch Mountain

Revisiting the tale of West Virginia’s lost Branch Mountain Treasure

Tales of hidden treasure appear throughout the annals of West Virginia history. Legends of hoards buried by prehistoric peoples, by retreating soldiers, by reclusive misers...
Abbreviation for West Virginia

WV, W.Va.: which abbreviation for West Virginia is correct?

Throughout West Virginia Explorer you'll find West Virginia abbreviated as both WV and W.Va. Which is the correct abbreviation for West Virginia? According to...
Is W.Va. a northern state or southern state?

Is West Virginia a northern state or a southern state?

It's an argument as old as West Virginia itself -- is West Virginia a northern state or a southern state? Let us know what...
News Item: Ceredo Raid

Abolitionist experiment “Ceredo” lecture May 6

John Brown wasn't the only abolitionist to make history in West Virginia. While Brown launched his raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859 to arm...
Historic map showing West Virginia 1864

1863 map reveals change in the West Virginia landscape

How has West Virginia changed over the last 150 years? Three counties in the southern state had yet to be created and two had yet...