CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council invites the public to celebrate West Virginia Day at its headquarters in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston. Holiday open houses offer the perfect opportunity to invite guests to visit and enjoy the historic treasure. The public is invited to join the council on Thursday, June 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1310 Kanawha Blvd East.
In addition to West Virginia Day, the group is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the West Virginia Humanities Council, founded June 25, 1974. The West Virginia Humanities Council, an independent nonpartisan nonprofit, is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Guests will enjoy live music provided by traditional musicians Kim Johnson and Bobby Taylor. James Froemel will portray the newest History Alive! character Charles Schulz at 3 p.m. in the parlor. Light refreshments will be provided, including a West Virginia treat from Rock City Cake Company. This event is free and open to the public.
Two of the WVHC’s “sister” houses in Charleston are also celebrating West Virginia’s birthday on June 20. The Craik-Patton House, 2809 Kanawha Blvd E, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and The Glenwood Estate, 800 Orchard Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.