Appalachia is often associated with its traditional arts and culture, but that does not mean that we are stuck in the past. Local traditions often play a crucial role in galvanizing forward-thinking cultural institutions, involving artists and workers alike in making new futures that are still distinctively Appalachian. This section of the exhibit highlights this kind of work from the West Virginia Humanities Council, Arthurdale Heritage, and more, connecting to a traditional past to new traditions yet to be forged.
Hilliard, Emily; Stimeling, Travis; Kline, Michael; Kline, Carrie; McKenzie, Trevor; Abrams, Nancy; Siebart, Torey; Haddox, Chris; Oztan, Mehmet; and West Virginia University Press, "Future of Appalachian Culture" (2019). Exhibit Panels. 4.