“see the largest & best preserved petroglyphs in the U.S.”
The Ceredo Historical Society (founded in 1973) operates the Ceredo Museum and the Ceredo-Kenova Railroad Museum. The Ceredo Petroglyph: The largest and best preserved petroglyph in the United States. Collection also includes arrow heads, fossils, shells, and an Indian grinding stone.Civil War Collection: Letters, requisitions and treatment book from Camp Pierpoint in Ceredo. Z. D. Ramsdell’s saddle and diary for 1886. Cannon balls and mini balls.Micro Film: The Ceredo Advance newspapers from 1881 to the publication’s end in 1936. Reader/Printer available. Early History: Pioneer tools, homemaking utensils, quilts, handmade dress, and side saddles. WWI and WWII uniforms, leggings, blanket, flag blanket, ration books, and stamps. Newspapers and magazines. Viet Nam uniform.Schools: Yearbooks from C-K and Buffalo High Schools, Marshall and West Virginia Universities, and The Naval Academy. Class photos, band uniforms, school letters, diplomas, and more.Railroads: “N” guage layout of Ceredo and Kenova with trains and trolley from the 1940s era. Collection of letters (some from Collis P. Huntington dealing with the C&O railroad), train memorabilia from all rail lines. Books: Large selection of books, magazines, and publications dealing with the history of the Ceredo area, our State, and Nation.Visual: Over 20 albums of photos spanning 140 years. Many scrapbooks, video tapes of senior citizens, and special events.Genealogy: Census of 1850, 1860, Cemetery listings for most cemeteries in Wayne County. Books and files of genealogies.Handblown Glass: Beautiful, diverse collection dating back half a century.
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