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General Interest : Roane County Historial Society Meeting, April 23, 2015
Posted by Rick Greathouse on 2015/4/21 15:30:00 (57 reads)

A local Roane County author, David Beglar of Newton, WV will give a presentation on his book, "Scout of the Monongahela: The Tale of Jesse Hughes".

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News : RCHS to Hold First Meeting of 2015
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2015/3/16 11:30:00 (84 reads)

The Roane County Historical Society, Inc. will hold its first meeting for 2015 on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Roane County Library, 110 Parking Plaza in Spencer.

The Roane County Historical Society was formed in 1993 when several Roane County folk showed interest in preserving the county's history and researching their family genealogy. The Society's membership holds steady with about 200 members from all over West Virginia and the U. S. Annual dues are just $12. We welcome new members.

We continue being about the business of preserving and sharing stories of Roane County's history and its people. The society publishes a quarterly newsletter, "The Journal," which includes interesting stories and photos contributed by members. Meeting programs are presented to enhance genealogical research and annual projects are completed to preserve an element of Roane County history.

A list of society publications can be found on this website or interested parties may request a copy by writing Roane County Historical Society, Inc. at P.O. Box 161, Spencer, WV 25276-0161. The society also has an extensive history library housed on the lower level of the Roane County Library. The Society's library is open for genealogical research during regular library hours.

We look forward to greeting many of you at the Thursday, March 26th meeting. Members are urged to attend and visitors are always welcomed. If you have questions about membership or society activities please contact, Linda Liss at WVRoots@aol.com

Obituaries : Roxie Tanner Ware
Posted by Rick Greathouse on 2015/3/15 13:30:00 (107 reads)

Roxie Tanner Ware
(February 20, 1928 - March 11, 2015)
MARSHALLVILLE, OH – Roxie Ware, age 87, passed away on March 11, 2015. Roxie was born in Braxton County, West Virginia to the late Samuel and Sara (Greathouse) Tanner.

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General Interest : Archives and History, Thursday Lecture: "West Virginia Lobotomy Project" on March 19
Posted by Rick Greathouse on 2015/3/11 7:50:00 (115 reads)

Archives and History, Thursday Lecture, "West Virginia Lobotomy Project" on March 19

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Dr. James L. Spencer will present "The West Virginia Lobotomy Project, 1948-1955" in the Archives and History Library of the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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General Interest : 5th Annual Essay Scholarship
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2015/1/17 7:59:15 (144 reads)

The Roane County Historical Society, Inc. reminds interested students and parents of the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to a 2014-15 full-time student at Roane County High School, Spencer, WV.

In order to promote Roane County history and family genealogy the society is encouraging young citizens to write an essay on their family history. The essay must be genealogical in nature and may include family migration patterns on their way to settling in Roane County. The essay best meeting the guidelines will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship. This is the 5th year the society has made the scholarship available to Roane County High seniors.

Applications and guidelines are available through the Guidance Counselor at Roane County High School and must be completed and returned to the Counselor by Friday, April 10, 2015. Announcement & presentation of winning essay scholarship coincides with the school’s May 2015 Awards Ceremony.

For specific questions about the Essay Scholarship, you may contact Linda Liss, Scholarship Chairperson, at WVRoots@aol.com

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