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.

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

August 10, 2019: The Pennsboro Depot will not be open 9:00am until noon due to a scheduled Power Outage.

August 17, 2019: Pennsboro Depot open 9:00am until noon.

August 27, 2019: RCHS Meeting, 6:00pm, Pennsboro Library, Pennsboro, WV.

September 24, 2019: RCHS Meeting, 6:00pm, Pennsboro Depot. Depot will open at 5pm for public to see Model Train layout.

October 22, 2019: RCHS Meeting 6:00pm, former Ellenboro School building. Program: PowerPoint photos of Ellenboro.

November 14, 2019: Harvest Dinner & Program, 6:00pm, Pennsboro Woman's Club. Ben Franklin (portrayed by Leon Alexander) will be the program feature.

The Old Stone House is temporarily closed for repairs. The Ritchie County Historical Society is accepting donations for the repairs. For more information, contact David & Susan Scott, 304-643-2738.

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

NOTE – Meeting Locations Changed for August, September and October Meetings