Museum Studies

Second Saturday event at Fairmont State’s Folklife Center features local author

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Fairmont State University’s Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host local author, Anna Pishner Harsh, as part of its Second Saturday event series on May 14.

Harsh will present a writing workshop and book signing taking place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

She will also discuss and provide guidance for budding writers wishing to put their personal stories to paper.

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.

Fairmont to Honor "Forgotten Hero" James Show Maddox

Monday, November 07, 2016

A series of events will honor Fairmont native and “Forgotten Hero” James Show Maddox.

“This is a really inspirational story of leadership and survival and is an account of a World War II incident involving a young U.S. Navy ensign who grew up on Pittsburgh Avenue in Fairmont,” said local historian M. Raymond Alvarez, who became fascinated by Maddox’s story and has written a 50-page local history publication titled “Forgotten Hero.”

Folklife Center Hosts Talk on "Preserving the Past through Heirloom Textiles"

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A special presentation at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Sunday, March 22, will provide information on protecting and preserving our material culture. The event also will celebrate the closing of the exhibit, “Hanging by a Beautiful Thread: Celebrating the Fiber Arts,” which highlights the beauty in traditional fiber arts created in the home.

Guest Faculty Member Teaching "Folk Arts" This Semester

Monday, February 02, 2015

This semester, Fairmont State University students have the unique opportunity to take classes toward a new Museum Studies minor from an accomplished guest faculty member.

Patricia Ruth Musick is teaching “Folk Arts,” part of the Museum Studies minor, now housed in the College of Liberal Arts Department of Social Science.

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