St. Albans Historical Society
St. Albans, West Virginia

Welcome !!

   

Membership & Officers


Historical Picnic  2010.

L-R: Ellen Pauley, Glade Little, Margaret Bassitt (sitting), Ion Moir, Jeff Bourne, Bill Dean, Grace McMilliam, Marion Moir

  •  Officers for 2013-2014:

Bill Dean - President   (304) 727-9372

Richard Milam - Vice President    (304) 539-5280

Neil Richardson  - Vice President Fund-Raising & Special Events (304) 727-5972

Ellen Mills Pauley - Secretary  (304) 757-7189

Jane Milam - Treasurer   (304) 549-1902


   Membership Application (click here)

 

   AS A MEMBER, YOU RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  •  RECEIVE THE SOCIETY’S TWO NEWSLETTERS EACH YEAR (Society News, Historical Stories in Each Issue, Upcoming Events of the Society) 
  •  TAKE THE “ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR” FREE IN DECEMBER OF EACH YEAR (Tour the 4 - 6 historical properties on the in-house tour)
  • ALLOWS YOU TO VOTE FOR THE OFFICERS AND OTHER FINANCIAL OR DECISION-MAKING BUSINESS.
  • ALLOWS YOU TO SERVE ON A COMMITTEE IN THE SOCIETY.

  The St. Albans Historical Society helps to preserve St. Albans artifacts, historical properties and documents. They have helped to place numerous properties and the Main St. Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. 

And 

  Helps to educate the community and school children about the area’s history by giving regular tours of historic Morgan’s Hitchen and the St. Albans Society Building and other tours. (the group has four meetings each year with programs about local history plus a summer picnic)

 And

  Regularly gives grant money to local structures and properties for their preservation (The C&O Depot, The Beeches/Woman's Club, Old City Hall, Teay’s Hill Cemetery, The Coal River Group) and funding other historical projects (erection of historic roadside marker, publication of several historical books, reproducing vintage photos, and making a “The History of St. Albans" Video” for distribution to local schools and general distribution.


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St. Albans Historical Society Application

(you can print and mail to: St. Albans Historical Society, 404, Forth Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177)

    Membership in the St. Albans Historical Society is open to all who have an interest in the history of  St. Albans, WV,  and the Kanawha Valley, its preservation and perpetuation. Due are payable January 1 each year, or at the first regular meeting in February of each year. Membership allows you to vote for the officers and other financial or decision-making business and to receive a newsletter three times a year.

Annual dues are:   

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Past St. Albans Historical Society Programs:

2007 Programs:

- Editing old Photos – David Bryant   (Feb)

- Main St. National Register & Renaissance Group Info & slides - Neil Richardson (April)

- Picnic/Election at City Park (V. Pres & Secretary) (June

- Three Historic Homes in WV - video – Ellen Mills-Pauley (Nov.)

 

2008 Programs:

- “Super Marine” – Ken Heckler   (Feb)

- Archives and History Review – Fred Armstrong   (April)

- Chief Logan re-enactment by Dan Cultler  (Sept.)

- John Morgan Interview – Ellen Pauley  (Nov.)

 

2009 Programs:

- History Book info of books written by Bill Dean and Margaret Bassett  (April)

- St. Albans National Register of Historic Places homes – Neil Richardson (Sept.)

- Teays Hill Cemetery – Marion Moir   (Nov.)

 

2010 Programs:            

- Archives and History data available  - Joe Geiger, Director  (Feb.)

- “WV Encyclopedia” report by Ken Sullivan, WV Humanities Council Director – (April)

- Coal River Group Report -Bill Currey   (Sept.)

- John P. Hale re-enactment – Bob Weiford (Nov.)

2011 Programs:            

- Being a P.O.W. during WWII - Don Shearer  (Feb.)

- "Show & Tell" (April)

St. Albans Nitro Bridge presentation - Rich Hivley   (Sept.)

-  The Civil War Soldier – Matt Crouch  (Nov.)

2012 Programs:  

-  Researching the Civil War Soldier – Greg Carroll, WV Archives  (Feb.)

-   “Buckskin Boy” Boy Scouts in the Kanawha Valley – Joe Wyatt (April)

-  "The Great Kanawha River" video  (Sept.)

-  "Early Musical Instruments" Joe Dobbs (Nov.)

2013 Programs:

- "Malden Salt Works - Larry Rowe  (Feb.)

- "Wren's Nest Restaurant" history  (April)

- Rosie the Riveter, W. D. Wood   (Sept.)

- General Meeting- no program  (Nov.)

2014 Programs:

"Aerial photos of new St. Albans-Nitro Bridge", Tim Butler (Feb.)