The St. Albans Historical Society, in St. Albans, West Virginia, welcomes you to its website. Please use the information and resources presented here to enhance your knowledge of the history of the St. Albans community.
Purpose of the Society:
The St. Albans Historical Society was founded in 1972 initially to move and preserve the ca. 1846 log Morgan's Kitchen Museum which was in danger of being demolished. The Society has since expanded to promote an understanding of the history of St. Albans and to collect and preserve materials relating to the town's history, to encourage the education of children in this history and to make these materials available to the public. The Society maintains a museum at 404 Forth Ave., adjacent to the C&O Depot, with displays that include many vintage photos, books and artifacts. The rich archives can be valuable for persons seeking family history or doing historical studies.
Morgan's Kitchen, operated by the St. Albans Historical Society, located on MacCorkle Ave. near Walnut St., contains many pioneer artifacts from the 19th and 20th century.
2016 Historical Society Programs:
"A Spiritual Journey – Growing up on Amandaville”” – Cubert & Philander Smith - (Feb.)
“Show & Tell” by members (April)
Society Picnic (June)
"Where were you on 911?" (September)
Click Here to See Vintage St. Albans Photos...
Click Here for a detailed History of St. Albans
Over 100 vintage St. Albans Photos at: http://stalbanshistory.shutterfly.com
2016 Meeing Dates: All meetings are at the Wm. P. Burdette Memorial Building at 404, 4th Ave. 2:00 p.m. (Regular meetings are on 2nd Sundays unless otherwise stated)
October 15, 16 & 22,23, 2016 - Fall Train Open House at Bldg.(8-9:30am)
November 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting (Bob Weiford speaker)
December 3, 2016 - Christmas Historic Homes Tour, Saturday, 6 - 9 p.m.
2017 Meeing Dates:
January - December 2017 - Historical Bldg. Open House, 1st Saturday, 10-2 pm
February 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
March 9, 2017 - History Day at Capitol (Thursday), 9-2 pm (need volunteers)
April 9, 2017 - Regular Meeting
May 13, 2017 - Founder’s Day on Main Street
June 4, 2017 - Sunday Picnic, 2 p.m. at Morgan’s Kitchen
June – August - Morgan’s Kitchen Open House, Sunday, 2-4 pm
September 10, 2017 - Regular Meeting
October 14, 2017 - Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival
October 21, 22 & 28, 29, 2017 - Fall Train Open House at Bldg.(8-9:30am)
November 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
December 9, 2017 - Christmas Historic Homes Tour, Saturday, 6 - 9 p.m.