Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Dr. Cris Mayo to present on LBGTQ history of Morgantown at the Folklife Center

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Dr. Cris Mayo will talk about the history of the LBGTQ community in Morgantown Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m., at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.  

Kestrel Issue 40 celebration set for April 12-13

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature, and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will launch Issue 40 with a two-day celebration. 

On Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m., visiting writers will participate in a panel discussion in Jaynes Hall 310. A reception and readings will take place at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center from 5:30-8 p.m.

Pottery exhibit to open March 28 with artist presentation

Friday, March 22, 2019

The museum studies students enrolled in Exhibition and Design are preparing for Dr. Carolyn Crislip-Tacy’s pottery exhibition in the Ruth Ann Musick Folk Gallery at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. The grand opening of the exhibit is Thursday, March 28, and will begin with an artist presentation at 7 p.m. with a reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Folklife Center to host reading from local author, Amy Wilson

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Local author and educator, Amy Williams Wilson, will read from her book, The Bite, The Breast, and the Blood: Why Modern Vampire Stories Suck Us In at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.  This event is free and open to the public.

Fairmont State professor to portray historic WV suffragist, educator at Folklife Center

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fairmont State University adjunct professor, Ilene Evans will portray educator and suffragist, Coralie Franklin Cook, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Folklife Center hosts historical performance of Porte Crayon

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

On Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a free, interactive historical performance of the renowned author and artist David Hunter Strother, who used the pen name Porte Crayon.

Folk Life Center to host authors on Appalachian works March 5

Monday, March 04, 2019

Writers are often told to “write what you know.”  Natalie Sypolt and Nancy Abrams, authors with ties to Preston County, have done just that, creating images of a sometimes idyllic, sometimes gritty, but always fascinating Appalachia. They will read from their new books at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Folk Life Center to host presentation by Author Jerald Pope Feb. 20

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host four authors this semester – Jerald Pope, Natalie Sypolt, Nancy Abrams, and Amy Williams Wilson.  These presentations are free and open to the public. First in the series is Jerald Pope, known for his children’s picture books, Fetch and The Owl Girl. Pope will engage listeners in a discussion of his work on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Folklife Center. 

Folk Life Center to host documentary screening, conversation with filmmaker

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What happens to a town that loses its heart?This is the question filmmaker Rebecca Williams asked about Swannanoa, a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, once home to Beacon Blankets, the largest manufacturer of blankets in the world. The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is excited to host a screening of the documentary film, “Blanket Town: The Rise and Fall of an American Mill Community”, followed by a conversation with filmmaker and documentarian, Rebecca William

West Virginia Humanities Council continues funding lecture series

Friday, January 11, 2019

The West Virginia Humanities Council has funded a continuation of the Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series hosted by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.  “We are thrilled to have the continued support of the West Virginia Humanities Council,” noted Dr.

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