St. Albans Historical Society
St. Albans, West Virginia

Welcome !!



September  Meeting:  Robert Wilson was our guest on September 14 and spoke about the historical houses and scenes he has drawn. He gave away 3 as door prizes.

An election of officers was held: President: Neil Richardson, V.P. Fund Raising and Special Events: Pat McClure, and Treasurer: Jane Milam. Thanks to our out- going president, Bill Dean, on his past eight years serving as president.....

Next Meeting:

The St. Albans Historical Society will have their next meeting Sunday, November 9 at 2 pm at their building at 404, Fourth Ave. 

Fall Open House:

The Historical Society Building will have an Open House Saturday, September 13 and October 4 from 11-2 pm. Invite your friends to visit and see the hundreds of displays, photographs and books we have. We encourage people to bring in their older town photos for us to scan (or donate) for our files.

School History Project:

The St. Albans Historical Society will be teaching local history to the 4th grade classes at Central Elementary this Fall. Thanks to Margaret Bassitt, Neil Richardson and Ellen Pauley for volunteering.

11th Annual Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival:

  The Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival, sponsored by the St. Albans Historical Society, will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Morgan’s Kitchen alongMacCorkle Ave.  Activities included apple butter making, cabin tours, and displays, pioneer and Civil War re-enactors,  hit/miss engines, and old time music.

New Book - We have re-printed a 1932 book about the Civil War "Battle of Scary" Creek and it is available at the The Village Sampler.

Recent Donations:
   -   Dr. Harshbarger's 1940 appointment book
   -   St. Albans High School band (ca. 1940's)
   -   Papers and letter from John Cummingham (Delmar Lacy)
   -   St. Albans photo (1896) (4'x5') from the old Coal River Insurance.
   -   Lectern with a speaker system (Zion Hill Church)
   -   Model of Chuck Yeagar's jet and various items about the Yeager Monument.
   -   Various maps from 1940-1950 of St. Albans. Margaret Trainor family


                                                St. Albans Historical Society

2014 Meeting Dates

All meetings are at the Wm. P. Burdette Memorial Building at

404, Fourth Ave. - 2:00 p.m.

(Regular meetings are on 2nd Sundays unless otherwise stated)

 February 9, 2014  - Regular Meeting

February  13, 2014 - History Day at Capitol (Thursday), 9-2 pm

April 13, 2014  - Regular Meeting (Easter is March 31 next year)

May 10, 2014  - Founders Day, Main St., Saturday, 10-4 pm

June 7 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday, 11-2 pm

June 8, 2014 - Sunday Picnic, 2 p.m. at Morgan’s Kitchen

July 5 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday, 11-2 pm

August 2 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday, 11-2 pm

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

September 14, 2014 - Regular Meeting

October 11, 2014 - Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival, 10-4 pm

October 18,19-25,26, 2014 - Fall Train Open House at Bldg. (8-9 am)

November 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting

December 6, 2014 - Christmas Homes Tour, Saturday, 6 - 9 p.m.

Central Elementary History Project 

  The St. Albans Historical Society will be teaching the 4th grade class at CentralElementary once a week on Thursdays this school year.  Margaret Bassitt, Neil Richardson, and Ellen Mills-Pauley will be teaching about the Native Americans in this area, early settlers and explorers, Ft.Tackett, Morgan's Kitchen and early transportation along the James River & KanawhaTurnpike, Coal River History, early schools and churches and more. 

St. Albans Historical Society Re-prints 11 History Books

  The St. Albans Historical Society has re-printed 11 history books and their Walking Tour Brochure this past year. The 300 page "St. Albans History" was part of these printings ($60). Thanks to the WVDOH and 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)