Celebrate 2016 Preston County History Days on the third Sundays June-October

Learn more about the amazing history in your backyard with Preston County History Days on June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16.

Times and locations are:

  • Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building complex representing the nations’s first New Deal subsistence homestead project, on Rt. 92
    • 1:00 – 5:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Kingwood’s James McGrew House, 1841 home built by the prominent businessman involved in the formation of West Virginia, on Rt. 7
    • 1:00 – 3:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Preston Academy in Kingwood, built in 1842, was one of the county’s first schools offering primary and secondary education for males, W. High Street near the Price Street intersection.
    • 1:00 – 5:00pm
    • Open in September and October only
  • Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, B&O bridges exhibit, Emporium and cafe, on Rt. 72
    • 1:00 – 4:00pm
    • Open all dates
  • Terra Alta History House, with 3 floors of Preston County history exhibits, photos and genealogy records, 109 East Washington Street
    • 1:30 – 4:30pm
    • Open June through September only
  • Tunnelton Train Depot Museum, the 1913 brick train station once operated by the B&O Railroad, on Boswell Street (from Rt. 26 center of town go through underpass and the depot is on the left)
    • 1:00 – 3:00pm
    • Open June through August only
  • Old Hemlock in Brandonville, country home of renowned outdoors author George Bird Evans. A seven-room stone/log house constructed in 1782, 17098 Brandonville Pike
    • 1:00 – 4:00pm
    • Open in September only
  • And 3 Outdoor Civil War Trail sites, in Aurora and Rowlesburg

Some sites charge admission.