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The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center Presents Author Bonnie Proudfoot as Part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series

Monday, September 21, 2020

As part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series, the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an online event with author Bonnie Proudfoot, who was awarded a Fellowship for the Arts in Creative Writing from the West Virginia Department of Culture and History. On Wednesday, September 30, at 7p.m., Dr.

The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center Presents Author Cicero Fain as Part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series

Monday, September 14, 2020

As part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series, the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an online event featuring author Cicero Fain, a third generation black Huntingtonian and recipient of the Carter G. Woodson Fellowship from Marshall University. On Wednesday, September 16, at 7p.m., Dr. Fain will be talking about his work, reading several passages from his book “Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story”, and taking questions from the online audience.

The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center Presents Online Author Series

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is pleased to present the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series. Phyllis Moore is a graduate of Fairmont State College, a nurse, a poet, and the creator of the West Virginia Literary Map. Mrs. Moore donated her research about West Virginia authors to Fairmont State University, and The Phyllis Wilson Moore West Virginia Authors Archive is now housed at the Folklife Center and is available to student and faculty researchers.

Folklife Center to host events for spring

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center announces its schedule of public events for the 2020 Spring Semester. The Folklife Center, located in an historic barn on the campus of Fairmont State University, is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of West Virginia’s cultural heritage. 

Elementary students invited to learn about Appalachia at Folklife Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A free educational program, “The Dust We Leave Behind: Stories, Games, and Songs from Another Time,” for local elementary schools is being offered by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. 

The program provides a fun and exciting way to participate in customs and stories from the region’s past. The program will run Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, Oct. from 9 a.m. to noon.  

Alvarez to present "An African American Experience"

Monday, February 04, 2019

Dr. Raymond Alvarez will present “An African American Experience in Marion County 1850s - 1940s:  Harriet Wilson Whitely and Alfred Meade" at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m.  This presentation is free and open to the public.  The program will be followed by a light reception and members of the audience will receive a complimentary copy of Goldenseal, the magazine of traditional West Virginia life.

New Folklife Exhibit Features W.Va's Native Americans

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center’s new exhibition, “Always Here: Native Americans in West Virginia,” opens Thursday, February 22, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. At 5 p.m., after a brief welcome from exhibition curator and the center’s interim director, Pat Musick, Lakota elder Bob Pirner will give a traditional invocation.

Old-Fashioned Folk Dance/Cake Walk set for Nov. 16

Thursday, November 09, 2017

As part of the Introduction to Folk Music class taught by Lynette Swiger, a traditional dance night will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Great Room of Cultures at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. The public is encouraged to attend, and admission is free.

Folk music concert featuring Kim Johnson and Bobby Taylor

Thursday, November 09, 2017

As part of the Introduction to Folk Music class taught by Lynette Swiger, a folk music concert featuring Kim Johnson and Bobby Taylor is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in The Great Room of Cultures at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. The public is invited to attend and admission is free. Additionally, the Kennedy Barn String Band will provide pre-concert music for the enjoyment of early arrivals.

'Dear Mrs Griggs': The Precursor to Dear Abby

Monday, October 09, 2017
 
For 51 years, Ione Quinby Griggs answered readers’ personal questions in her column in the Milwaukee Journal’s popular "Green Sheet." Readers sought her advice on everything from love and marriage to religion and youthful rebellion, enabling her to produce six columns a week until she was more than 90 years old.
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