The St. Albans Historical Society will meet on Sunday, April 14 at the Historical Society Building (adjacent to the C&O Depot) at 404, Fourth Ave.at 2:00 pm. We will have a program to tell stories about the now closed Wren's Nest Restaurant Coal River Road.
St. Albans Woman's Club to meet here:
St. AlbansWoman's Club, unfortunately, had to leave their historic home, The Beeches, due to operating expenses. They will be meeting for awhile at the St. Albans Historical Society Building at 404, Fourth Ave. Welcome....
St. Albans Historical Society Re-prints 12 History Books
The St. Albans Historical Society has re-printed 11 history books aand their Walking Tour Brochure. The 300 page "St. Albans History" was part of these printings ($60). Thanks to the WV DOHand the City of St. Albans for this funding, as part of the mitigation for the replacement of the St. Albans Bridge next year. Our biggest book was "St. Albans History", with over 200 pages of history and photos.All are available at The Curiosity Shop(722-0095) on Main St. in St. Albans. SEE THIS SITE (click)
St. Albans Historical Society re-prints "History of St. Albans" DVD
Available at The Curiosity Shopon Main St. in St. Albans for $20. This 45 minute video depicts the history of St. Albans...beginning with Native Americans, early settlers, schools and churches, social clubs, industry (lumber and R.R.), athletic teams, Main Street and early transportation.
Marion Moir - History Hero 2013 (below)
Marion Moir has been nominated as our local History Hero.The presentation was at the WV Culture Center on Feb. 21, 2013.
This year's Founders Day will be on Saturday, May 11 on Main Street, beginning at 10 am with a parade and ending at 4 pm. Plenty of crafts, entertainment, historical booths, re-enactors and food. See this web site for more info.
Belle Boyd reenactor at Founders Day
Rosie the Riveter Project:We are happy to be a partner in a new program to honor those women who worked to support the war effort during WWII. The St. Albans Historical Soceity recently gave a $800 grant to this group to help errect a sign and benches at the St. Albans Roadside park. See ThanksPlainAnd Simple.com.
Alban Elementary History Project
The St. Albans Historical Society taught three 4th grade class two times a week some local history this past fall (2012) Neil Richardson, Margaret Bassitt and Ellen Mills-Pauley taught about the Native Americans in this area, early settlers and explorers, Ft. Tackett, Morgan's Kitchen and early transportation along the James River & KanawhaTurnpike. We hope to continue this project in the spring or next year.Thanks to Marion Moir for providing some historical information !!
St. Albans Historical Society
2013 Meeting Dates
All meetings are at the Wm.P.BurdetteMemorialBuilding at 404, Fourth Ave. -
(Regular meetings are on 2ndSundays unless otherwise stated)
February 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting
February 21 , 2013 - History Day at Capitol (Thursday),
April 14, 2013 - Regular Meeting
May 11, 2013 - Founder’s Day, Main Steet, Saturday,
June 1 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
June 9, 2013 -Sunday Picnic, 2 p.m. at Morgan’s Kitchen
July 6 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
August 3 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
June – August - Morgan’s Kitchen Open House, Sunday,
September 8, 2013 - Regular Meeting
October 12, 2013 - Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival,
October 19-20, 26-27, 2013- Fall Train Open House at Bldg. ()
November 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting
December 7, 2013 - Christmas Homes Tour, Saturday,