Pocahontas County is a
treasure chest of history. The first settlers crossed the Alleghenies in 1749,
and thus, the roots of families and communities run deep.
Without special effort
and proper care of collections local history can quickly disappear.
Pocahontas County is rich in people who care about its history. This
project provides the resources to help them preserve it and share it with
Preservation Project mission is to identify, stabilize, curate and store
papers, pictures, records, recordings and artifacts. We capture writings,
photographs, interviews, buildings, and artifacts as digital images,
sound files and text. We maintain a Digital Library on the World Wide Web
where digitized material is freely available to researchers, historians,
students and genealogists. And, we facilitate community building by
working with individuals and organizations as they exchange ideas and
showcase their hard work.
Neighbor working with
neighbor is the cornerstone of "Preserving Pocahontas." People
in our communities become actively engaged in this project as they are
trained in the digitization process. Families and individuals are
encouraged to have their records and photographs digitized and to share
those materials with the project.
This Web site presents
selected materials as they are digitized. We hope you enjoy watching it
grow and we invite you to join us as we archive and present our history
for future generations!