We are proud to be West Virginia’s first Smithsonian Affiliate and want you to enjoy the benefits! Be sure to look for special programming, discounts, and exciting opportunities all year long!
"We are very honored to include West Virginia's Heritage Farm Museum & Village in our family of Smithsonian Affiliates. Heritage Farm gives visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time and appreciate the skills and self-reliance of the early settlers. Both of our organizations draw inspiration from the past, as we provide visitors with experiences to understand the present and shape the future.”
- Harold Closter, Smithsonian Affiliations Director
Smithsonian Affiliations, established in 1996, is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. The program establishes long-term partnerships with museums, education, and cultural organizations to facilitate the loan of Smithsonian artifacts and traveling exhibitions, as well as to develop innovative educational collaborations locally and nationally.