Celebrate Preston County History Day on third Sundays July-October

Learn more about history in your backyard with Preston County History Days. Third Sundays from July-October:  July 20, August 17, September 21 and October 19.  Times and locations subject to change so check back for updates!

Times and locations are:

  • Arthurdale Heritage, a five-building complex representing the New Deal’s first subsistence homestead project, on Rt. 92
    • Noon-4:00pm
    •  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
  • Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg featuring the World War II Museum, Preston County Sports Museum, and B&O bridges exhibit, 4-H Museum, Emporium and café on Rt. 72
    • 1:00 – 5:00pm
    • 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 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 through August only
  • Westbrook’s Esso shows the full-service gas station of yesteryear and antique truck on display 101 West High Street (corner of Price and W. High Streets).
    • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Open all dates
  • 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 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Open in September only