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This Day in WV History
  1. Three official state songs approved

    February 28, 1963: "The West Virginia Hills", "WV My Home Sweet Home" and "This is My West Virginia Home" were approved as the three official state songs. ...

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West Virginia State Museum
Visit the West Virginia State Museum at the Culture Center and meet Emmiline and Alexander – a pair of costumed fleas who began their career in a New York flea circus in the late 1800s. Then take a walk and learn about the state’s history—beginning in prehistoric times to the present day.

Point Pleasant River Museum



Featured Poem

by Austin
The poem “West Virginia” was inspired by 15 year old Austin’s love for the Mountain State. Austin is an aspiring poet and writer who has traveled to a number of places in West Virginia including: Charleston, Elkins, Morgantown, Moundsville and Wheeling. He tells us, in a letter, the mountains are his favorite.



Black History Month

Black History MonthThis month we celebrate the creativity and accomplishments of West Virginians who have contributed to our state’s rich history and diverse culture—including Booker T. Washington, Leon Sullivan, Christopher Payne and Fannie Cobb Carter.
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Winter Sports

Winter SportsSkiing, tubing, snowboarding—OH MY! Experience some of the best skiing in the Eastern United States or enjoy a snow-tubing adventure. For the ultimate powder-rush, grab your snowboard and hit the slopes.
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