The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will celebrate 40 years with special activities for the whole family. Cake and cupcakes will be served at noon. Forty limited edition Blenko glass pieces will be on sale, along with arts and crafts activities for children, an in depth look into the different sections of the division and the amazing work the agency does around the Mountain State and behind-the-scenes tours of the State Museum collection featuring over 60,000 artifacts and the State Archives collection. A new WWI exhibit will also be unveiled.
Enjoy the musical stylings of Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Mastersons, The Sherman Holmes Project and more on Mountain Stage, July 16, 2017, at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia. Visit the link to order tickets.
Stop by and sign the state's birthday card! West Virginia Day celebration at the Culture Center complete with youth activities, cake-cutting ceremony with birthday cupcakes and refreshments for visitors. Limited edition Blenko glassware will be on sale along with a presentation by Thorny Lieberman, author and architectural photographer.
One of the finest stringbands on the West Coast! The Foghorn Stringband is steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration. Onstage, the Foghorn Stringband gathers around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. Each member comes not only from a different part of the American roots music spectrum, but leads the pack in their field as well. Caleb Klauder’s wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as by his upbringing in Washington State. Also from Washington, Reeb Willms grew up in the state’s Eastern farmlands singing hard-bitten honky-tonk with her family. Nadine Landry’s roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, but she cut her teeth as one of the best bluegrass bassists in Western Canada. Minnesotan Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, simply put, is one of the best old-time fiddlers of his generation and has a voice that sounds like it’s coming from an old 78. Admission: $20 adults, $15 over 60, $10 any age with valid student i.d., under 13 and VISTA / AmeriCorps workers FREE