The Berkeley County Historical Society is a focus group dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of history in Berkeley County, West Virginia.  Our goals are to:

  • Develop the Belle Boyd House as an education center
  • Create a depository for historical papers and materials
  • Restore and protect the artifacts, documents, and manuscripts
  • Write, research, publish and continue to develop architectural and genealogical materials for public access and
  • Catalog and document all artifacts and items donated or loaned to the Berkeley County Historical Society.

The Berkeley County Historical Society was begun in the late 1920’s. Citizens, interested in preserving the diverse history of the county joined to do their best to keep their families, friends and neighbors mindful of where they all came from and how the area came to have such a rich and diverse background. When the Great Depression struck, through the hardships of World War II, the society fell inactive. The cause was taken up again in the 1950’s being organized into a formal Society in 1963. The Society has met regularly since that time.

Members of the Board of Directors:

Susan Crowell, Nancy Crouse, Counselo Newman, Cheryl Rodgers, Joanne Huntsberry, Gary Gimbel, Brad Snowden, Margaret LeFevre, Sally Ann Greenfield, Galtjo Gertsema, Mary Jane Wood, Chris Cox

Officers (click on the name to send a direct email):

President:  R. Todd Funkhouser

Vice President:  Don Silvius
Secretary:  Dorrene Hale
Treasurer:  Todd Johnson