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Items of general interest to members and friends of the Roane County Historical Society
General Interest : Craig Hesson scheduled as June 25, 2015 Speaker
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2015/6/9 13:30:00 (512 reads)

The Roane County Historical Society is happy to announce that Mr. Craig Hesson of Pt. Pleasant, Mason Co., WV will be our guest speaker for our June 25th, 2015 meeting. Mr. Hesson is a Revolutionary War reenactor. He will do a presentation of the Battle of Point Pleasant aka: Dunmore's War of 1774, as well as share information on Fort Randolph.

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General Interest : Minutes from May 28, 2015 Meeting
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2015/6/4 18:20:00 (657 reads)

The Roane County Historical Society, Inc. met on Thursday May 28, 2015 for their regular meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Roane County Library in Spencer. President, Rick Greathouse, called the meeting to order. Carol Board-Westfall led an opening prayer and the pledge to the flag was recited by all.

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General Interest : Roane County Historial Society Meeting, April 23, 2015
Posted by Rick Greathouse on 2015/4/21 15:30:00 (791 reads)

A local Roane County author, David Beglar of Newton, WV will give a presentation on his book, "Scout of the Monongahela: The Tale of Jesse Hughes".

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General Interest : Archives and History, Thursday Lecture: "West Virginia Lobotomy Project" on March 19
Posted by Rick Greathouse on 2015/3/11 7:50:00 (638 reads)

Archives and History, Thursday Lecture, "West Virginia Lobotomy Project" on March 19

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Dr. James L. Spencer will present "The West Virginia Lobotomy Project, 1948-1955" in the Archives and History Library of the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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General Interest : 5th Annual Essay Scholarship
Posted by Linda Cottrell Liss on 2015/1/17 7:59:15 (552 reads)

REMINDER - ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO ROANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
The Roane County Historical Society, Inc. reminds interested students and parents of the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to a 2014-15 full-time student at Roane County High School, Spencer, WV.

In order to promote Roane County history and family genealogy the society is encouraging young citizens to write an essay on their family history. The essay must be genealogical in nature and may include family migration patterns on their way to settling in Roane County. The essay best meeting the guidelines will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship. This is the 5th year the society has made the scholarship available to Roane County High seniors.

Applications and guidelines are available through the Guidance Counselor at Roane County High School and must be completed and returned to the Counselor by Friday, April 10, 2015. Announcement & presentation of winning essay scholarship coincides with the school’s May 2015 Awards Ceremony.

For specific questions about the Essay Scholarship, you may contact Linda Liss, Scholarship Chairperson, at WVRoots@aol.com

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