A small group of enthusiasts, all being committed to preserving and interpreting
the legacy of
a dying coal camp, founded the Coalwood WV Historical Society, Inc. Our goal is to
ensure that present and future generations can share in and understand Coalwood’s
rich heritage. Our group was formed for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes.
The Society has acquired, and will work to continue to acquire, significant collections
archival materials related to Coalwood and the coalmining industry in Southern West
The Society will share its love of Coalwood through newsletters, informational gatherings,
information-rich web site. It is our commitment to bring light to the crisis that
has emerged since
mining operations at Coalwood were terminated. A profusion, of historically recognized
sites and genealogical information, is rapidly being destroyed. A once vital part
culture is in extreme distress.
This Society, an all-volunteer organization, will enlist individual contributors
Friends. Together with our initial founding board, our supporters will possess an
range of depth of knowledge, skills, and experience. We plan to use human resources
our work of sharing the Coalwood story, and to support future efforts.