Welcome to "Preserving Pocahontas"

The Pocahontas County West Virginia Historic Preservation Project

 

Preserving the Past ~ In the Present ~ For the Future

 

 

 

Pocahontas County is a treasure chest of history.

The first settlers crossed the Alleghenies in 1749. The roots of families and communities run deep.

Without special effort and proper care of collections local history can quickly disappear.

"Preserving Pocahontas" provides resources to preserve our history and share it with the world.

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NEW: Contributor Photographs

Added this week: William Wilfong, George Dice Rimel, C. J. McCarty, J. Z. Johnson

 

 

 

 

"Boys in Service"

World War II Photo Exhibit and ID Project

 

Sharp's Country Store in Slaty Fork, West Virginia, is the host site of the "Preserving Pocahontas" Photo Exhibit and ID Project honoring the men and women from Pocahontas County who entered military service during World War II.

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Exhibit has returned to Sharp's Country Store!

 

 

 

 

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Collection

 

American writer, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, was born in Pocahontas County in 1892. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her book, The Good Earth, and in 1938 she was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize.

 

Grants from The Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation Women's Fund, The Marie Leist Foundation and the West Virginia Humanities Council will assure the preservation of this valuable collection housed at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro.

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The Calvin Price Papers

 

Correspondence, documents and personal memorabilia belonging to the late Editor of The Pocahontas Times is now being archived and made available to the public for the first time. Price gained notoriety in 1938 when named "Typical Country Editor" by the American Newspaper Assn. And appeared on Gabriel Heater's radio show "We the People." His papers have been in boxes since his death in 1957.

 

The document at left is pg. 1 of the Muster Roll of "The Pocahontas Rescues" mustered into service May 18, 1861. Click on the image to access this growing collection in our on-line digital archive.

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Preserving Pocahontas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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WWII Exhibit

 

Pearl Buck Project