Preservation Resource Library

For more than 25 years, the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission has managed projects and worked with community organizations to preserve and promote historic Elkins. In 2011, the commission created the Preservation Resource Library housed at the historic Darden House to connect the community with literature and materials concerning historic preservation and restoration.
The library is open to the public on Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment, and has been a catalyst for other preservation projects.

Additional resources on Elkins and Randolph County West Virginia: 

West Virginia History OnView (WVHOV) in the West Virginia & Regional History Center’s online database that includes over 50,000 images digitized from our rich and diverse collections. While not every image we have has been scanned into this database, it showcases a small selection of our many photographs, glass plate negatives, tintypes, prints, and other still images. The images portray a variety of topics connected to West Virginia and the Appalachian region.

Whether studying for the Golden Horseshoe exam, researching your family lineage, or looking for information on the history of West Virginia, the Archives and History website is the premier on-line resource. The site features primary and secondary source documents, photographs, and databases; lists collections and other materials available in the State Archives; and provides research guides and assistance for genealogists.

Follow and join the Historical Elkins West Virginia Facebook group for fun facts, history, and images of the area.