The Ritchie County Historical Society was formed in 1973 and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 1976.
Old Stone House Museum
Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot
Pennsboro B & O Depot Trailhead
We invite you to view our current projects which have been made possible by countless hours of volunteer labor and donations received by our members and interested public.

Our Store offers several publications and maps which will prove helpful to those researching family genealogy in Ritchie County.

Join Us Today and help preserve the history and heritage of Ritchie County.

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Our Officers
President - David Scott
1st Vice President - Charles Dotson
2nd Vice President - Mike Nichols
Secretary/Treasurer - Susan Scott

Pennsboro's Old Stone House featured in recent Gazette article. Click to read the entire article.

October 13, 2018: Pennsboro Old Stone House Museum and B&O Depot open for tours 9am to 1pm.

October 23, 2018: RCHS Meeting 2:00 p.m., Old Stone House Museum, with program "Captain Edmond Jarvis (Confederate from Gnat's Run)."

November 8, 2018: RCHS Harvest Dinner, 6:00 p.m., Harrisville Woman's Lions Club Building. Meal is $15, which is catered by the Crossroads Cafe (stuffed chicken breast, salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, desert & beverage). Following dinner, Ilene Evans will portray Harriet Tubman with a Civil War presentation, "Behind Enemy Lines". Dinner reservation deadling is NOVEMBER 1. For reservations, call 304-659-3007, or email