September Meeting: Architect Robert Wilson was our guest on September 14 and spoke about the historical sketches of 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.....
The St. Albans Historical Society will have their next meeting Sunday, November 9 at 2 pm at their building at 404, Fourth Ave. Neil Richardson will present a program on the Virginian Rubber Company that once stood on the site of the present Morgan's Kitchen.
Fall Open House:
The Historical Society Building will have an Open House Saturday, October 25 from 9-2 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 St. Francis 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, 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.
- 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.BurdetteMemorialBuilding at
404, Fourth Ave. -
(Regular meetings are on 2ndSundays unless otherwise stated)
February 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting
February 13, 2014 - History Day at Capitol (Thursday),
April 13, 2014 - Regular Meeting (Easter is March 31 next year)
May 10, 2014 - Founders Day, Main St., Saturday,
June 7 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
June 8, 2014 - Sunday Picnic, 2 p.m. at Morgan’s Kitchen
July 5 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
August 2 - Historical Bldg. Open House, Saturday,
June – August - Morgan’s Kitchen Open House, Sunday,
September 14, 2014 - Regular Meeting
October 11, 2014 - Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival,
October 18,19-25,26, 2014 - Fall Train Open House at Bldg. ()
November 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting
December 6, 2014 - Christmas 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)