Before, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, there were postcards. We could send a picture of where we had traveled. We could send a picture of ourselves. It was a fun way to keep up with friends and relatives. In many ways it helped track our family history. They even made scrapbooks out of the postcards. IContinue reading “History of the Picture Postcard:”
Taken from: https://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com Name Bailey School Glenville Bear Run School Glenville Bell School Tanner Bird School Tanner Bloody Run School Auburn Buckhorn School Auburn Cather School Glenville Cherry Grove School Burnt House Chestnutlick School Normantown Conner School Gilmer Cooper School Burnt House Crooked Run School Tanner Cub School Normantown Dawson School Glenville De Kalb SchoolContinue reading “Gilmer County WV Schools”
We have members with crafts in both the annex and the Holt House. 10 AM Friday and Saturday Carol Wolfe will give basket demonstrations in the Holt House living room. Thursday and Friday, 7 PM, Dave Corcoran and ghost stories; all 3 days, 6:30 PM Lisa Minney will do author readings from her books… WeContinue reading “WV State Folk Festival: June 15th-18th”
My Dad always referred to this day being called “Decoration Day”. He always made sure we took flowers to family members’ graves. Not all of these had been in the military. I decided to take a look at Decoration Day. Why did my father call it this? The Civil War ended, on April 9, 1865.Continue reading “Decoration Day”
“The dedication of a library is in itself an act of faith. To bring together the records of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved for the use of men and women in the future, a Nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. ItContinue reading “To Learn from the Past”
Floods, have had a huge impact on Gilmer County through the years. We have had several nasty ones in my lifetime. As a child, it was always a big deal to drive to Glenville to see the water coming up under the stoplight. Jon boats would be moving through the streets helping people out.Continue reading “Floods in Gilmer County WV”
West Virginia Humanities Council If you’re going to be in Glenville on Thursday (March 23), you’ll have two opportunities to catch History Alive! performances. JoAnn Peterson will be taking on dual roles. At 1 p.m., she will appear as First Lady Abigail Adams at the Gilmer County WV Historical Society at 302 East Main StreetContinue reading “March 23,2023”
Silent Auction Used Metal Roofing
If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.
” If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
Teaching a bit of history while having fun with Santa.
The Historical Society helping in the tradition of building Gingerbread Houses for the holiday.
Gingerbread House Competition at the Historical Society Annex on Main St. Glenville. Saturday Dec.10th. at 11:00 am held by Christmas In The Park.
The historical society will be there, with things to sell. Come see us. If you don’t know where the recreation center is, turn onto Rt. 5 West at the red light in Glenville (for those who don’t know, there is only one red light in Glenville!). Go 2 blocks to Sycamore Road and turn right…followContinue reading “Tomorrow, December 3, 2022”
Is Hillbilly a compliment or a slight?