Randolph County Historical Society Programs

2024 Centennial Programs

Tuesday May 21 6:30 PM
Elkins YMCA
400 Davis Ave
Elkins, WV

The Randolph County Historical Society will be opening their Centennial Celebrations with a program on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 7 PM, doors open at 6:30. This event will take place at the Elkins YMCA in the Assembly Room on the third floor. Light refreshments will be available for attendees.

The event will feature a program on the founding of the Randolph County Historical Society which took place at the Elkins YMCA one-hundred years ago. With focus on the charter members who founded the Randolph County Historical Society, the presentation will explore their roles within the Society and as community members dedicated to preserving the history of Randolph County for future generations.

The centennial celebrations will continue throughout 2024 to 2026 with more events and programs to come. The Randolph County Museum in Beverly will open Friday, May 24, 2024 and remain open for visitation on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM through Labor Day weekend. Admission is free. On display will be the centennial exhibit “100 Years of History” which highlights the history of the early Randolph County Historical Society as well as more recent developments that have built the Society as known today

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2023 Annual Meeting and Program

Thursday November 16 6:00 PM

Reception and Tour at 6:00
Annual Meeting at 6:45
Program at 7:00

Beverly Heritage Center, Beverly, WV

Early Newspapers of Randolph County and the Role of the Printer and Publisher
Presented by Don Teter and Karl Mulac

In the past, local newspapers filled a vital role in the life of the community by carrying important legal notices, informative advertising, and reports from colorful correspondents. Historian Don Teter will give an overview of the numerous early newspapers in Randolph County, many of which were published for only brief periods while others lasted many years. He will also share some stories of the editorial give and take between the competing journals. Historian Karl Mulac is the proprietor of the Randolph Enterprise Project, which shows how the local newspaper operated during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. He will demonstrate the operation of the printing press and talk about the work of the printers and publishers of small-town newspapers.

2022 Annual Meeting and Program

Thursday, November 17

Prohibition Stories from Randolph County – Don Teter

Two Ways to participate:
IN PERSON at: Darden Mill, 101 Railroad Ave., Elkins

VIRTUAL ZOOM at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83920568071?pwd=SFZXQmFWOGdodnZyZDNDeUdnV21Udz09
Meeting ID: 839 2056 8071    Passcode: 1920



Randolph County Historical Society
PO Box 342
Elkins, WV 26241
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 304-637-7424 (Beverly Heritage Center)