By: Martha SparksSociety Editor
June 12, 2013
CHARLESTON – The program committee of the West Virginia Humanities Council will meet in Logan Friday, June 14, at Chief Logan Lodge. The Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities.
The Humanities Council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs each year. The program committee recommends funding decisions to the Humanities Council board of directors. The 22-member committee includes 11 members drawn from the Council board and 11 citizen members who represent education and the general public.
The program committee meets three times yearly at locations throughout West Virginia. “Our work is about supporting communities and it’s important to visit the communities that benefit from our programs,” Humanities Council executive director Ken Sullivan said. The Council has funded History Alive! presentations by living history characters including Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at Chief Logan State Park.
For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council and its programs visit www.wvhumanities.org or call 304-346-8500.