The History Center & Museum
81 West Main Street, Buckhannon

The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street in Buckhannon.  The building played a role during the Civil War years in Upshur County.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

The History Center is open on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00
June through September

            Our exhibit for the 2022 season was one that came from a visitor’s remark from the year before in that it was ‘unfortunate that we couldn’t speak to every aspect of Upshur County in one exhibit.’  Well! We have tried for the past thirty plus years to spell out some particular aspect of Upshur County’s rich history through our specific topic exhibits as well as our in depth researched publications.  But we were “gluttons for punishment” and the Summer2022Exhibit was an overwhelming attempt to satisfy our visitor.  With that, the exhibit was titled “From the Ice Age to the Modern Age: A Chronological Timeline of Upshur County History.”   It certainly was one of the most interesting exhibits that we have pulled off and nearly 200 visitors stopped by on one of our many Sunday afternoon openings.

            For the current 2023 Summer Museum season we have decided to maintain a large portion of the 2022 exhibit and make many additions and alterations to the theme and rename it:   From the Ice Age to the Modern Age: A Chronological Timeline of Upshur County History: REVISITED.”   We have added several pieces from our permanent art collection and made other minor alterations.  There will be lots to see and learn even if you visited last summer.  So be sure to stop by the History Center Museum on Sunday afternoons, 1-4pm from June 4- September 24, 2023.














 Each summer we have many returning visitors and some who are visiting for the very first time.  We still have too many people who tell us that they want to make a visit but put it off until the exhibit closes.  Make a note on your calendar to visit the exhibit this summer.  We will look forward to seeing you there.  You should have received an exhibit card announcement nearer the beginning of the museum opening if you are an UCHS member or regularly receive our mailings.