St. Albans Historical Society
St. Albans, West Virginia

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Morgan's Kitchen Open Sundays The St. Albans Historical Society will have historic Morgan's Kitchen in St. Albans open this summer every Sunday from 2-4 pm. Built in 1846, it is full of vintage cooking ware from the 19th century. Located along MacCorkle Ave. across from Parkway Flea Market. No charge.

Historical Building Open Saturdays 

The St. Albans Historical Society will be having an Open House at their museum at 404 Fourth Ave. every 1st Saturday in July and August from 11-2 pm. Bring your vintage photos to be scanned for our files. August 2 is last day for the summer...



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


Weimer Elementary History Project 

  The St. Albans Historical Society finished teaching the 4th grade class at Weimer Elementary once a week on Thursdays this past school year.  Margaret Bassitt, Neil Richardson, and Ellen Mills-Pauley have been 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. 

Weimer Elementary Heritage Day

Weimer Elementary Heritage Day - October 2013

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

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 Loop Pharmacy on 6th Ave..

 St. Albans Historical Society next meeting:

Our next meeting will be Sunday, September 7 at 2:00 pm. at the Historical Soceity Building at 4th Ave. and 4th Street.
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 WV DOH 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)

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.


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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.