Tyler County Heritage & Historical Society

category : Museums
Tyler County Heritage & Historical Society The Tyler County Heritage and Historical Society has dedicated itself to saving a local landmark.

This was the first county high school system in West Virginia. The building was 100 years old in August, 2008.

The Tyler County Museum pays tribute through fitting memorials to those who have lived and worked in this small rural county. Perhaps its most notable native son is former two-time Governor Cecil H. Underwood.

Included in the Underwood room is the dress that the former governor's mother, Mrs. Della Underwood, wore at her son's first inauguration in 1957. A glass cabinet displays the toys the governor played with on the family farm that he still owns. Political posters line the walls, one proclaiming "Another Democrat for Underwood," perhaps the secret to the Republican's victory in a heavily Democratic state.

The museum boasts a genealogy room, that is one of its most popular attractions.

There is over 16+ rooms full of Tyler County History as well as the Williamson Log cabin and the Ross Run School House. There also is an old general store, complete with glass medicine bottles, food tins, and sewing notions. There is a barber shop, post office, and an original bank teller's window and office, just to name a few.

Admission: Free
Address: Dodd Street
Phone: 304-758-2100
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