St. Albans Historical Society
404 Fourth Ave., St. Albans, West Virginia

Welcome !!



FEBRUARY 8 WINTER MEETING - Lewis Payne of the Malden /Dickinson Salt Works will give a history of the salt industry and talk about his resent project of still producing salt for table use.

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.

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. THIS NOW MAKES A TOTAL OF 13 BOOKS the St, Albans Historical society has for sale...and one DVD !!  See: Books for Sale

Recent Donations:
   -   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)
    -    Coal River and Western R,R. spike & piece of tie (Steve Sidebottom)
    -    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

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)

February 9, 2015 - Regular  Meeting. Lewis Payne - Dickinson Salt Works

February  19, 2015 - History Day at Capitol (Thursday), 9-2 pm (need volunteers)

April 12, 2015  -  Regular  Meeting

May90, 2015  - Founder’s Day

June 6, 2015 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday, 11-2 pm

June 7, 2015 - Sunday Picnic, 2 p.m. at Morgan’s Kitchen

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

July 11, 2015 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday, 11-2 pm

August 1, 2015 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday, 11-2 pm

September 13, 2015 - Regular Meeting

October 10, 2015 - Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival                             

October 17,18 & 24,25, 2015 - Fall Train Open House at Bldg.(8-9:30am)

November 8, 2015 - Regular Meeting

December 5, 2015 - Christmas Historic Homes Tour, Saturday, 6 - 9 p.m.

Bridge Anniversary Party:

The St. Albans Historical Society, along with the Nitro Historic Commission, sponsored a 1st Anniversary 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 Souvenir 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.

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 Village Sampler (722-0095) on Main St. in St. Albans. See: Books for Sale  (click)