The Ritchie County Historical Society was formed in 1973 and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 1976.

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President - Mike Nichols
1st Vice President - Walt Fleming
2nd Vice President - Annetta Whippen 
Secretary- Jane Kraft
Treasurer - Jackie Fleming

WV Humanities Council History Alive Program
7:00pm Program features a portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) by Gene Worthington of Fayetteville. The program is open to the public at no charge.

6:00pm Dinner catered by Crossroads Catering Service. Menu includes Stuffed Chicken Breast, Salad, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Roll, Dessert and Beverage. Cost for dinner is $17 per person (payable to Ritchie County Historical Society). Dinner reservations required, and reservations deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2022.
To make dinner reservations, call 304-659-3007 or email

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Ellenboro Municipal Center, 100 School St., Ellenboro, WV

Gene Worthington of Fayetteville portrays Theodore Roosevelt.

Silent Auction of Golda C. (Amick) Shepherd Paintings

The Silent Auction will be held the evening of the History Alive program. Don't miss your chance to own one of these paintings! A small sampling of Shepherd Paintings will be on display during March and April at local libraries and bank lobbies.

A Memory Picture - Roadside Park on the Hughes River Between Harrisville and Ellenboro, dated February 27, 1989. Painting is 6 x 8.

Barn with Red Roof - Painting is 4-1/4 x 5 and has white and gold plastic frame.

Church in the Valley - Painting is dated November 16, 1978, and is 6-1/2 x 8-1/2, Oil #796.

Spring - An original oil #1319, and size is 6-1/2 x 8-1/2.

Tree on Hill - Painting features deep fall colors with a snake fence, 7 x 9.

Memory: Moonlight Sleighride - A watercolor #1780 dated 1974, 7 x 9-1/2.

WV Country Road in Autumn - An original watercolor #3054 dated October 1985, 7 x 9.

Spring Freshness - A watercolor #744, 7 x 9-1/2.

Hey! What's This! - A watercolor dated 1993, 8 x 10.

Sunset in Ritchie County - Dated November 16, 1978, 9-5/8 x 11-5/8.

Tree and Swing - An oil on old certificate plaque from Pennsboro High School dated 1987, 8 x 10-1/2.

French Winter Scene from Capitol Dome - A oil painting #2006 in restored frame, 8-3/4 x 10-3/4.

Mother Raccoon and Family - Restored frame dated 1987, #3308, 11 x 13.

Roadside Park Near Harrisville - A watercolor #257 in gold and ivory metal frame dated February 1977, 10 x 12.

Mail Pouch Barn in the Valley - Painting is 10 x 16 on Slate, #1080, dated 1985.

Grouping of Three Wooden Plaques - Each plaque is 5 x 13, dated 1981.

Old Oil Derrick - A watercolor #3046, Frame made of old Hickory sucker used to pump oil from well in 1950. Frame made by Golda's brother, Brownie Amick. 13-1/4 x 16-1/2.

Coon Family - Oil painting, 9 x 17, on Sassafras plaque.
A Memory Picture
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Barn with Red Roof

Church in Valley


Tree on Hill

Moonlight Sleighride

WV Country Road

Spring Freshness

What's This?

Ritchie Sunset

Tree & Swing

French Winter

Mother Raccoon

Roadside Park

Mailpouch Barn


Oil Derrick

Coon Family