The St. Albans Historical Society had their fall meeting Sunday, November 9. Neil Richardson presented a program on the Virginian Rubber Company that once stood on the site of the present Morgan's Kitchen. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, February 9 at 2 pm.
Bridge Anniversary Party:
The St. Albans Historical Society, along with the Nitro Historic Commission, sponsored a 1st Anniversasry Bridge Party on Saturday, November 1, to celebrate the opening of the bridge on November 1, 2013...last year. They had bridge display, historical booklets for sale and some 2013 Souvenoir Booklets. Also, free cookies and cider and coffee, 100.9 The Mix radio, and give-a-ways to the first 40 vehicles across the bridge beginning at 4 p.m. that day. Hopefully this will become an annual event...with a plan to have a bridge closing for a few hours in the future.
School History Project:
The St. Albans Historical Society is presently teaching local history to the 4th grade class at St. Francis Elementary this Fall.Thanks to Margaret Bassitt, Neil Richardson and Ellen Pauley for volunteering. They met there every Friday at 1:30 pm for 30 minutes of insturction.
11th Annual Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival:
The Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival, sponsored by the St. Albans Historical Society, was held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Morgan’s Kitchen along MacCorkle Ave. Activities included apple butter making, cabin tours, and displays, Civil War re-enactors, and old time music. It was a very good turnout despite dreary weather.
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.
- Papers and letter from John Cummingham (Delmar Lacy)
- 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. (Anne McElhinny
- Homemade dolls from the 1950’s (Marion Moir)
- Music Appreciation Club Minutes & Notebooks
(1970-1990) - club
- Vintage animal traps and canning lids for Morgan’s
Kitchen (Bo McClure)
- CoalRiver and Western R,R. spike & piece of tie (Steve
- Panorama view of Ferrell Gas Co. (James Holton)
- Large wall photo of downtown from Coal River Insurance
(City of St. Albans)
- 1940 St. Albans Band Photo (Kristi Sutphin)
St. Albans Historical Society - 2015 Meeting Dates
are at the Wm.P.BurdetteMemorialBuilding at 404, 4th
(Regular meetings are on 2ndSundays unless otherwise stated)
February 9, 2015 - Regular Meeting
February 19, 2015 - History Day at Capitol (Thursday), (need volunteers)
April 12, 2015 - Regular
May90, 2015 - Founder’s Day
June 6, 2015 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
June 7, 2015 - Sunday
Picnic, at Morgan’s Kitchen
June – August - Morgan’s Kitchen Open House, Sunday,
July 11, 2015 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
August 1, 2015 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
September 13, 2015 - Regular Meeting
October 10, 2015 - Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival
& 24,25, 2015 - Fall Train Open House at Bldg.()
November 8, 2015 - Regular Meeting
December 5, 2015 - Christmas Historic Homes Tour, Saturday,
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)