Pocahontas is a private
non-profit organization preserving historical records and artifacts
relating to the history of Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Board of Directors
Gail Hyer, President
Timothy VanReenen, Vice-President
Ruth Taylor, Secretary
Nancy McComb Smithson, Treasurer
William P. McNeel
Historic Preservation Officer
B. J. Sharp-Gudmundsson
Purposes and Objectives of Preserving
To collect and
preserve historical records and artifacts of Pocahontas County.
To digitize and
provide public access to historical collections.
preservation and genealogical efforts in Pocahontas County.
education programs relating to local history and preservation.
To foster the preservation and use of records of enduring
value in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, public and private, corporate
and individual, and to improve the management and the public awareness and
understanding of such records.
To provide assistance to County residents and others
in matters relating to County history.
with other organizations and institutions having similar interests.
To encourage and support activities and
projects concerned with the preservation and presentation of the history of
Preserving Pocahontas depends on the generous support
of individuals, businesses, foundations and government agencies to locate
and digitize historical collections for free public access.
Preserving Pocahontas is a private, nonprofit
organization, exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. As such,
gifts to the organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Contributions may be mailed to:
Preserving Pocahontas, 1200 2nd Ave., Marlinton WV
Huntersville, W. Va. 1917 - Photograph by Cal Gay
Courtesy of The Pocahontas County Historical