Welcome to the Jefferson County Historical Society's web site, where we you can learn more about the history of Jefferson County, WV, established as Jefferson County, Virginia in 1801 from what was then Berkeley County, VA. We also provide a history of the Society, which was established in 1927 as the first organization of its kind in West Virginia. Also included are descriptions of prominent individuals with connections to the County as well as important events that occurred here...
We offer you the opportunity to purchase publications of and memberships in the Society through our online store using PayPal, which accepts credit card purchases. A special visitor's page informs tourists and new residents about historic sites throughout the county and various cultural and historic events being held in the County in the coming year. We encourage you to learn about some of our collaborator's efforts through a series of links to their web sites.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Society's web site and that you find our information useful. Please address any inquiries regarding this site to our communications coordinator at email@example.com. See "Contact Us" for a list of other Society members who may be able to provide you with additional information about the Society.
Dear Jefferson County Historical Society Members. At our latest Board of Director's meeting we proposed changes to the JCHS Constitution/By-Laws. These changes are shown in bold in the pdf file located here. We will also be mentioning these proposed changes at our April Membership meeting and revisiting any of these changes at our May 2013 Board Meeting. Members will be asked to approve the final revisions at the November 2013 Membership meeting.
Note: We have added a new feature to the web site which provides the reader with links to 181 historical markers in Jefferson County. Please click here to go to our historic marker data base section.
JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORY EVENTS SCHEDULE
Note: The Society’s spring meeting will be held on April 7, 2013, at the Old Opera House in Charles Town beginning at 2 p.m. Following a brief business meeting and election of officers, Jane Rissler, curator of the Jefferson County Museum, will make a presentation about the history of Kabletown, WV.
Announcing the Charles and Wilhelmina O’Connor Author Competition Criteria - 11/01/2013
Competition is open to anyone who:
Proposals must be submitted as follows:
The program will be administered by Charles and Wilhelmina O’Connor’s son, Bob O’Connor, published author, in conjunction with Infinity Publishing, and the Jefferson County (WV) Historical Society. A committee from the O’Connor family, along with a representative from the historical society will comprise the administrators and judges for this competition.
One winner will be chosen per year, based on the evaluation of the proposals submitted. The committee may decide that there is no book worthy of winning the competition for any given year.
Winners will be notified by March 1, 2014. The winner will have 12 months from their notification to complete their book for submission to the publisher. At least twice during the process (at the six month and nine month time frame), Bob O’Connor will meet with the winning author to make sure the proposal is in line with the proposal that was submitted. If a winner does not complete their book within the guidelines of the award during that time period, the award will be rescinded.
All attempts will be made by the committee to insure that the winning book will represent the history of Jefferson County.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Bob O'Connor via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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