The Meigs County Historical Society and Meigs County Museum
Officers and Trustees
President - Margaret Parker; 1st Vice President - Roy Holter; 2nd Vice President - Rae Moore Foreman; 3rd Vice President - Patty Cook; Recording Secretary - Mary Cowdery; Treasurer - Gary Coleman; Assistant Treasurer - Chloris Gaul McQuaid.
Other Trustees: Joyce Davis, Susan Dingess, Robert Graham, Patty Grossnickle, Sherri Hart, Calee Pickens, Jordan Pickens, Liz Shaw, Karen Werry
The Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society was organized in 1876 and has held an annual meeting every year since. Throughout the years talk was of a place to preserve the history and relics of the past. In 1971, property was purchased at 144 Butternut Avenue, Pomeroy, Ohio and the Meigs County Museum became a reality.
The Meigs County Museum, owned and operated by the Meigs County Historical Society, houses the Historical Society library, as well as the Meigs County Genealogical Society library. The Historical Society library holds many early Meigs County Probate records; Meigs County census to 1930; Family and local histories; Newspapers; Tombstone records; Photographs of area towns, individuals, sites; Maps; Surrounding publications of records, histories and censuses to 1930; Ohio Civil War Rosters; State & Local histories; Miscellaneous publications and records; IGI Index on microfiche for Ohio and several eastern states; Family trees, Ohio & other state and miscellaneous records on CD’s.
Hours: Tuesday through Friday - 10:00 - 3:00. Until further notice
Arrangements can be made during open hours for visitation on Monday's.
Closed the week of the Meigs County Fair - August 17 - 22, 2015, Christmas through New Years, and all federal holidays. May be closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. During winter months, if you are traveling from a distance, we advise you call ahead to verify hours due to weather or send an inquiry by email.
**** NEW PUBLICATION:**** We are reprinting the Meigs County History, Volume I that was published in 1979. The book will be soft cover, spiral bound, with a complete index for the topical and family histories. We expect it to be available by early October 2015 Cost of the book will be $50.00 plus $3.63 Ohio Sales Tax, if picked up at the museum. Mailed orders will require an additional $8.00 for postage and handling.
****Separate copies of the Meigs County History, Volume I Index are available at the Meigs County Museum for those who wish a copy to go with the original book. Cost is $10.00 plus .75 cents tax or $14.00 ppd if mailed.
Markers honoring residents who have made a significant contribution to Meigs County and noted historic sites.
Hosting the Log Cabin on the Meigs County Fairgrounds during the Meigs County Fair.
Continued publication of historical records of Meigs County and other books of local historical value. Volume II (1987)Volume III Meigs County, Ohio History, (2001) are available.
Preservation and interpretation of Meigs County history, through museum exhibits, programs and written documentation.
Educational programs for school children.
Support programs for local participants of "Ohio History Day".
A Supporting organization of the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation.
We are proud to be supported by The United Fund for Meigs County. This funding allows us to develop additional program materials for telling the history of Meigs County, Ohio.
We offer Meigs County Family Research. Research requests must be mailed to Meigs County Historical Society, P.O. Box 145, Pomeroy, OH 45769. Please see Contact page for additional information.