Founded in 1961




Pocahontas County Historical Society

Pocahontas County, West Virginia


Where Your Experience Begins!








The Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum was dedicated and opened on June 5, 1963, during West Virginia's Centennial Year. Present were the noted author, Pearl S. Buck, and the Governor of West Virginia, W. W. Barron. The property was acquired by the Historical Society from Mrs. Anna V. Hunter in 1962 and restored for use as a museum.






Within the Museum can be seen mementoes and artifacts of the various eras of Pocahontas County history - from the Indians to the present. Displays include tools, spinning wheels and looms, as well as logging and railroad items. Young visitors will be delighted by doll collections and music boxes.










Stroll the Grounds and explore The Kee Cabin. This two-story hand hewn log cabin was built in the 1830's on Kee Flats south of Marlinton. The Kee Family lived there until the 1840's. It was in this small cabin that they raised eight children.









Programs of Historical Interest are presented regularly at monthly meetings of the Historical Society.  Historians, community groups and members are invited to share their knowledge and experience with the public. Presentations have included book readings, demonstrations, oral history and field trips in the local area.














New Acquisitions, made possible by generous donors, continue to enhance the visitor experience. Society members and volunteers are constantly on the lookout for items related to our county history.






The Society's Museum

is located in the historic

Frank and Anna Hunter House

on U.S. Route 219

in Marlinton, West Virginia




Museum Opens June 15




Mon-Sat 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.






Children 6 and older














Preserving Pocahontas

Historic Preservation and Archive