TYLER COUNTY HERITAGE AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
This page is for the Tyler County Heritage and Historical
Society, the Tyler County Museum and the history of the Tyler County
LONG RANGE FUND ORGANIZED
The Finance Committee has initiated a long range fund drive that
will permit the museum to function in the years ahead. You can
contribute to this important effort by sending a tax deductible
contribution to the Tyler County Museum, PO Box 317 Middlebourne, WV
26149. Note on the check that it is for the "Long Range Fund". The
Museum always needs more volunteers for the museum.
Tyler County Heritage and Historical Society
P. O. Box 317
Middlebourne, WV 26149
Museum Hours Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Museum is open from May through October and other times by
request (304-758-4288 or 304-758-4432). You may also contact
us via email at:
Photo donated by Dr. Chris Wilson
Our building was built in 1908 to serve all of Tyler County as an
educational institution. It is unique in that it was the First
County High School in the state of West Virginia.
Our building served the community as Tyler County High School
from the Fall of 1908 until the Fall of 1993.
In the Fall of 1994 the Tyler County Heritage & Historical
Society acquired Tyler County High School from the Tyler County
Board of Education and established a museum to preserve the history
of this nationally registered landmark located in Middlebourne, West
It is a place to preserve our individual, local and state
In the early spring of 1995 the Society began the restoration and
refurbishing of the old school building, turning it into the new
Tyler County Museum. On August 26 the museum opened to the public
with a grand celebration.
The Museum has 16 interesting rooms of historic relics and
documents, such as: a Civil War diary, seats from Sistersville's
Opera House, sheepskin documents which date back into the 1700's and
an old steamer trunk and a rope bed from the 1800's era.
The Museum houses a counter Gift Shop with many lovely and unique
crafts made by Tyler Countians; a Genealogy Department, with lots of
family histories; a Farm & Industry Room stocked full of antique
tools; an early 1800's Church Room; a Veterans Room that reflects
our men in combat; a complete Boy Scout Room and a Tyler County High
School Alumni Room in which they have Yearbooks, Class Pictures and
etc. that date back to yesteryears when the students were young and
prices were affordable.
Come visit our,
Tyler County Museum
Let us take you back to the good old days in Tyler County history
and leave with you many memories to share about our kinfolk.
Special tour times are available by appointment only.
To inquire about the museum or make an appointment for a tour, Call:
If no answer leave a message with your name and phone number, so the
call can be returned.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
MEMBERSHIP for one calendar year (members - same address)
Annual membership entitles members to the Heritage Windows - the
20-page quarterly newsletter published by the society. Free queries
may be placed in newsletter by members. Non-members will be charged
$1.00 for queries. The year begins with the January issue of the
newsletter. All new members will receive copies of all four
newsletters no matter what month during the calendar year membership
If a response from the Society is desired, please include a SASE.
RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN THE GENEALOGY ROOM OF THE MUSEUM
These materials may be viewed while visiting the museum. They are
not available for check out or research other than while at the
museum. The museum personnel are providing this information for the
use of persons doing Tyler County Genealogy Research.
Click here to view materials
THE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
The museum has a gift shop that carries items of interest to
Tyler County residents and those doing genealogy research of the
here to view items available in the Gift Shop
ANNOUNCING THE REPRINTING of the
HISTORY OF TYLER COUNTY, WV VOL. 1
The Tyler County Heritage & Historical Society is announcing the
reprinting of the hardbound, collector’s edition Tyler County
History Book Vol. 1(1984). For information
contact the Museum at 304-758-2100.
The cost of this book is $79.50, and if
shipped $87.50. Your check or money order is payable to: Tyler
County Heritage & Historical Society.
also available copies of the companion book to the 1984 Tyler County
History; The History of Tyler County WV Volume 2 (2005). It
is available through the Tyler County Heritage & Historical Society
at a cost of $62.50, and with postage and handling, $69.50.
Information may be obtained by calling: 304-758-2100.
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