Preserving the Story and Soul of the Mountain State
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This month’s featured museum is the West Augusta Historical Society in Mannington, West Virginia. The Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the City of Mannington, Marion County, and West Virginia.
The properties maintained by the Historical Society include a Round Barn dating to 1911, a historical museum located in a schoolhouse dating to 1912 a log cabin dating to 1850, a small gas station dating to the early 1900’s, a 1912 railroad caboose, and an antique firetruck.
Collection items include artifacts that reflect the lived experience of the Mannington community. The artifacts range from antebellum West Virginia through the oil and gas boom of the 20th century, all the way to the American Bicentennial and beyond.
Throughout the year, reservations are required for weekday guided tours. Otherwise, the hours are Sundays 1:30 – 4:00 pm. Visit this fine collection to experience all manners of life in West Virginia.