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dewv.edu A Center of Excellence, Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers ten week-long programs featuring instruction in many traditions of music, dance, craft, and folklore. Concerts, dances, a festival, and other heritage arts events are also part of Augusta experience on the lovely campus of Davis & Elkins College located in scenic Elkins, West Virginia.

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The Mountain Dance Trail

MDT-Brochure-2014Click the brochure (left), call 304.637.1209, or visit  www.mountaindancetrail.org for the full dance schedule.

The Mountain Dance Trail is a heritage tourism initiative of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College which honors, embraces and promotes local community square dances throughout West Virginia. The 2014 seasons feature dances in various locations each and every month.


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Appalachian Studies at D&E

The Appalachian Studies program seeks to promote awareness about the cultural and environmental heritage of the Appalachian region within the context of the modern world. This interdisciplinary program represents the commitment of Davis & Elkins College to the region that is its home.  Students in the program will be provided with historical context and sufficient background to address contemporary issues related to living and working in Appalachia.





Mountain Music Trail

The Mountain Music Trail takes visitors on an exploration of the roots of the state’s strong music tradition, influenced by West Virginia’s Scottish and Irish ancestors and the Allegheny Mountains. The regional trail goes through five counties (Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker) via U.S. Route 219, and there are festivals and workshops throughout the year. Visit MountainMusicTrail.com for a calendar of events, venues, musicians, and more.