Wyoming County Historical Museum

It's Our Heritage!

Our Vision

Recognizing that our past profoundly influences our future, the Wyoming County Historical Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the historic and prehistoric cultural heritage of the Wyoming County region for all citizens.

 Our vision is of people from all walks of life, in all stages of life, being drawn to a welcoming place where they experience quality learning through the unique aspects of the museum setting; through that learning they become more engaged in their community, developing an appreciation of the collective experiences of those who have gone before, and a passion to perpetuate those experiences to benefit those yet to come.

Purpose and Objectives

  • Perpetuate and preserve the history and traditions of Wyoming County, West Virginia, for future generations.
  • Discover, collect, preserve, and interpret any material related to exploration, settlement, and development of said area.
  • Provide for the preservation, accessibility and display of any such material.
  • Encourage preservation of historical buildings, monuments and markers.
  • Stimulate and encourage the interest of students of all levels and the general public in the history of this geographical area.

Board of Directors


  • President: Jennifer Cline
  • Vice President: Jim Cook
  • Secretary: Pat Adams
  • Treasurer: Chuck Childers
  • Curator: Jim Cook


  • Pat Adams (Pineville)
  • Chuck Childers (Oceana)
  • Jennifer Cline (Saint Albans)
  • Jim Cook (Oceana)
  • Reece Neely (Mullens)
  • Betsy Ross (Pineville)
  • Jacob Snuffer (Mullens)
  • Betty Webber (Pineville)

Wyoming County Historical Museum Officers

Back Row (left to right) Jim Cook and Chuck Childers

Front Row (left to right) Pat Adams and Jennifer Cline 

Meet the Board of Directors


Reuben is a lifelong resident of Mingo county. He is a family man and loves his wife Robin dearly. They have been married 43 years and have two sons and four grandchildren. Reuben has a deep love for history, especially American history. In 2016, Reuben won the West Virginia History Hero Award for his contributions to the preservation of history. Reuben also serves on the board of directors for the Gilbert Museum – A Walk Through Time. He likes restoring old cars, saying that he likes “taking something that hasn’t worked in years and bringing it back to life and usefulness.” Reuben and his wife love Christmas and are often seen volunteering at many events as Santa and Mrs. Claus every year. Last, but not least, Reuben is a Civil War reenactor. He serves on the Civil War Days Committee and is the Field Commander for the Annual Civil War Days held by the Wyoming County Historical Museum. Reuben says he loves keeping the memory alive and telling the history of the Civil War.


When asked why he joined the Wyoming County Historical Museum’s board, Reuben said, “The museum is one of the most amazing outlets of local history.”