St. Albans Historical Society
St. Albans, West Virginia

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EVENTS CALENDAR AND NEWS



2014 Vintage Calendars Available - We have printed a 2014 appointment calendar with a dozen vintage St. Albans scenes. Available at the Curiosity Shop on Main St. for $10. Limited supply available.   Check the Village Sampler as more have been ordered !!


Weimer Elementary History Project 

  The St. Albans Historical Society is teaching the 4th grade class at Weimer Elementary once a week on Thursdays some local history.  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. We hope to continue this project into Spring.

Weimer Elementary Heritage Day

Weimer Elementary Heritage Day - October 2013

Neil Richardson displays items form Morgan's Kitchen Museum to 2nd graders.

History Day - We had a display at the capitol on Feb. 221 for History Day withy numerous vintage photos and books.


Bridge Souvenir Book printed Our group and the Nitro Historic Commission  produced a 50 page souvenir book showing the past St. Alban/Nitro bridge photos, demolition of the past bridge bridge in 2013 and current construction photos. It has the history and vintage photos of both towns. Available for $5.00. More were recently reprinted and are available at the Curiosity Shop and the Village Sampler on Main St.  as well as Loop Pharmacy.

 

St. Albans Historical Society April Meeting

Our next meeting will be Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 pm. We will have a program about early St. Albans History. This was presented to the Weimer Elementary 4th grade students recently. Followed by refreshments. Invite your friends
 
St. Albans Historical Society Re-prints 12 History Books

  The St. Albans Historical Society has re-printed 11 history books aaand their Walking Tour Brochure. The 300 page "St. Albans History" was part of these printings ($60). Thanks to the WV DOH aand 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", wifourth over 200 pages of history aand photos.All are available at The Curiosity Shop (722-0095) on Main St. in St. Albans. SEE THIS SITE  (click)

Recent Donations:
   -  Papers and letter from John Cummingham (Delmar Lacy)
   -  St. Albans photos (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.
 

Founders Day

See this web site for more info. The 2014 Founders Day will be on Saturday, May 10.
 

                      Founders Day 2012 Belle Boyd

      Belle Boyd re-enactor 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 Society recently gave a $800 grant to this group to help erect a sign and benches at the St. Albans Roadside park. See ThanksPlainAnd Simple.com.

St. Albans Woman's Club to meet here:

St. Albans Woman's Club, unfortunately, had to leave their historic home, The Beeches, due to operating expenses. They will be meeting at the St. Albans Historical Society Building at 404, Fourth Ave. Welcome....

   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.