West Virginians and the Arts

Expand/Collapse West Virginians and the Arts


Programs in the WV @ 150 series dealing with the arts are included in this collection.

  • Musician Hazel Dickens

    Discover why the music of Hazel Dickens is called the "Voice of West Virginia".

    Grades: 6-12
  • Blind Alfred Reed

    Determine why Blind Alfred Reed is considered a pioneer in the field of country music.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Documentary Filmmaker Pare Lorentz

    Explore the career of documentary filmmaker, Pare Lorentz.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Lean on Me

    Examine how growing up in West Virginia influenced the lyrics in Bill Withers' music.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Porte Crayon

    Discover the works done by the writer and illustrator known as Porte Crayon.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Chillers

    Explore the production of the cult classic movie, "Chillers".

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Johnnie Johnson

    Learn why Johnnie Johnson is called a pioneer of rock music.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Mountain Stage

    Explore the reasons for the longevity of the Mountain Stage program.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Lilly Brothers

    Learn why the Lilly Brothers are considered both pioneers and legends in country music.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Don Knotts

    Trace the movie and television career of actor Don Knotts.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Kathy Mattea

    Explore the career of country music superstar Kathy Mattea.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Hammons Family

    Learn why the Hammons Family is important in the field of "old time music".

    Grades: 6-12