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Weaver, Fairmont State alum subject of memorial at school

August 26, 2019

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A Fairmont State University graduate will be remembered at a concert featuring storytellers from the West Virginia Storytelling Guild next week.

The event is in memory of D. Jane Gilchrist, who earned a bachelor’s with an emphasis in folklore and a master’s in education. She worked at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State and later for AmeriCorps in Arthurdale and Huntington. She taught weaving and owned a studio. She died March 8.

The memorial is at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Folklife Center.

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