Meigs Historical Society sets fall schedule

By Lorna Hart - [email protected]

Foster-Jenkinson cabin on the grounds of the Meigs County Fair.

Foster-Jenkinson cabin on the grounds of the Meigs County Fair.

POMEROY — After spending a busy week at the Foster-Jenkinson cabin, located on the Meigs County Fairgrounds, volunteers from the Meigs County Historical Society and Museum are back at the Annex and preparing new displays.

One such display opening Aug. 24 is titled “River, Rail, Salt, and Coal.” Various models, photographs, clothing items, newspaper articles, and related items will be on display through the end of October.

On Sept. 17-18, children visiting for Kids’ Weekend will have the opportunity to make and test a boat. A society member is also providing a train set for children to play with. Children are reminded to bring their passport and a friend. If a passport has been lost, or if one has never been received, visit the gift shop to receive one.

Including September, there are still three Kids’ Weekends before the celebration party in December. Information will be posted on the website,, Facebook at, and published in local papers as it becomes available.

The museum has received a tremendous response to the Bridge of Honor Cat’s Meow and only a limited quantity are still available, By early September, a Cat’s Meow of the Chester Skate-A-Way will also be available. For a more definite date of availability, visit their Facebook page or stop by the gift shop located in the Museum on Butternut Ave.

In addition to the new Cat’s Meow, the gift shop now offers a Meigs County lapel pin. Approximately one inch in size, and silver in color, the pins are a wonderful gift idea and a way to show your pride in Meigs County.

The museum recently received a collection of bound books containing newspapers from Meigs, some dated as early as the 1920s, from The Daily Sentinel of Pomeroy.

According to Calee Pickens, museum director, the donation was greatly appreciated. She said they were pleased to be able to preserve another facet of Meigs County’s history for future generations.

For more information visit their website: or their Facebook page.

Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155, Ext. 2551.

Foster-Jenkinson cabin on the grounds of the Meigs County Fair. cabin on the grounds of the Meigs County Fair.

By Lorna Hart

[email protected]