The Folklife Center annually recognizes scholars, educators, practitioners of creative arts, and others whose work shares, sustains, or embodies Appalachian cultural heritage, through the B. B. Maurer Award, Traditions Salute Award, and special awards.
Annually honoring a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the preservation and perpetuation of our Appalachian cultural heritage, this award is named for Dr. B. B. Maurer (1920-2003), considered the “Father of Cultural Studies in West Virginia.”
An award that has demonstrated a passion and commitment towards the enhancement of West Virginia Folk Culture through education and public resources.
A special recognition award in an area of folklore studies.
Nominations for these awards may be made to: The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554.