St. Albans Historical Society, WV
Since 1972
 
 

Welcome !!

EVENTS CALENDAR AND NEWS


Open House: The Historical Society Building at 404 Fourth Ave. will be open Every 1st Saturday (10-2 pm). Come see our hundredes of photos, displays and St. Albans Yearbooks.

RENT the St. Albans Historical Society Building at 404 Fourth Ave. For showers, receptions, parties, reunions, etc. Only $35 for 4 hours. a $35 deposit  is required....to be returned. We have a full kitchen with refrigerator, oven and microwave. Excellent for small functions. 30 chairs and 8-6' tables. Call Denise Cyrus at 304 206-1974 to get a building use agreement sent to you. Also..see: St. Albans Historical Society on Facebook for photos or Agreement. 

For a Building Use Agreement: Click Here or go to:

https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSc5.../viewform....

  • Christmas Historic Homes Tour - Saturday, December 11 from 5-8 pm. A driving tour. Meet at the Historical Society Building (404 Fourth Ave. -adjacent to C&O Depot) to purchase your ticket ($10) and get a map and brochure.All Students are free and current members.
  • Morgan's Kitchen Christmas Open House - Sunday, December 12, (4-7 pm). Come and enjoy a warm fire, snacks and drinks and old fashioned games at Morgan's Kitchen along MacCorkle Ave. Family friendly and Free.

NEWSLETTERS ADDED: Twenty two (22) (1992 - 1995) & (2003-2006) Newsletters have been added to this web page. See "Newsletters" page.


           St. Albans Historical Society - 2022 Meeting 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)

 

January - December 2022 - Historical Bldg. Open House, 1st Saturday, 10-2 pm

February 13, 2022  - Regular Meeting

April 10, 2022  -  Regular Meeting

May 14, 2022  - Founder’s Day on Main Street  (2nd  Saturday)   

June 5, 2022 - Sunday Picnic, 2 p.m. at Morgan’s Kitchen

June – August - Morgan’s Kitchen Open House, Sunday,  2-4 pm

September 11, 2022 – Regular Meeting

October 8, 2022 - Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival  (2nd  Saturday)

October 22, 2022 – History and Mystery Tour 

November 13, 2022 – Regular Meeting

December 10, 2022 - Christmas Historic Homes Tour, (2nd Saturday), 5 - 8 p.m.

December 11, 2022 – Morgan’s Kitchen Open House and Bonfire, 4 - 7 p.m.


Some Past Society Newsletter Topic Were:  (1992-1994)

 March 1992    (Carol Graley new editor)

·        Hotel Majestic

·        Incident at Indian Creek

·        High-Tor House

·        C&O Railroad

June 1992

·        “A Hundred Years Ago” – Poem

·        Kanawha Baptist Church at Pratt, WV

·        Log Chain and Ring Dogs

·        Stephen Teays story

·        Carroll Hansford story

·        Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home

September 1992

·        Carter Woodson Jr. High School (1935-1956)

·        Shelton College

·        Ninety-one years in Kanawha County

December 1992

·        “St. Albans History” book written

·        “A Piece of the Past – 100 years Ago”

·        Daisy Chambers Washington

·        The Thompsons of Coalsmouth

·        King Family Cemetery

March 1993  

·        Dawson Printing Company

·        Families of St. Albans & New “St. Albans History” book

June 1993

·        Stephen Capehart – About St. Albans

·        St. Albans High School – 1915-1925 Seniors and Teachers

September 1993

·        St. Albans  - Nitro Bridge 1934 Opening Program

·        Arthur Hughes Poem to wife Jennie

·        Brief History of St. Albans

December 1993

·        Christmas Homes Tour

·        St. Albans Historical Society Membership List

·        Justice of the Peace – 1842

·        Cameron Thompson story

·        Uncle Billy Armstead story

·        Pearson House – 8th Ave.

March 1994

·        Halloween Prank story by Albert Spurlock

·        Aunt Molly Spurlock Peck story

·        Coal River Man Executed – 1858

·        Late 18th Century Medical Terms

June 1994

·        Deaths in Kanawha County – 1853-1899

·        Interview with Ensell Mercer (Caldwell)

September 1994

·        Nitro Toll Bridge Memories

·        “69 Years – For Better or Worse”  by John Burgess

·        Vintroux Stone and Cemetery

·        Family History : Wood, Langley, Rain, Fanning

·        Wreak of the No. 1 by Dunbar

December 1994

·        Browder Family history

·        McNeeley Cemetery

·        Thomas Cemetery

·        Gray Cemetery

·        St. Albans Historical Society Membership List


Recent Donations:
   
  -  Card table with numerous business advertisements.
  -  Numerous photos from Ric Neal of St. Albans in 1980's
  -  1945 St. Albans Yearbook and Simmerings (copy) (Ellen Pauley)
  -  Costume Civil War uniforms from Graley Family
  -  Misc. papers from the John Morgan Family from the 1880-1920's (Nan Rogers family)
   - Various photographs of St. Albans of businesses (Russ Davidson Family)
   - Various old newspapers (Jo An Keefer)
   - Large scrapbook with clippings of St. Albans activities (Ric Neil)
   - "1938 St. Albans" book (Connie Spradling)     
   - Several 1940's WW2 newspapers.
   - 70 St. Albans Football Programs and Newspaper Clippings (Eugene Washington estate)