Belle Boyd House Museum open 7 days a week (126 E. Race St.)

 Archives & Research Center is open Thursdays 10-2 and Fridays 10-4 and other days by appointment. (136 E. Race St.)


Use of Historic Landmark records, maps and non-genealogical material is  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

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 began 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,  Joanne Huntsberry, Bradley Snowden, Margaret LeFevre, Sally Ann Greenfield, Mary Jane Wood, Chris Cox, Cheryl Losh, John Thornton Hilleary, Mollie Ziegler, Carol Appenzellar.

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

President:  R. Todd Funkhouser
Vice President:  Don Silvius
Secretary:  Dorrene Hale
Treasurer:  Todd Cimino-Johnson
Curator: Carol Appenzellar