The Elkins Depot Dispatch – December 2020

December 2020, Issue No. 3 THE ELKINS DEPOT DISPATCH THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com Happy Holidays! Wishing you the best this holiday season and the coming year!¬† Winter is upon us at the Depot and our volunteers will be waiting at the welcome window to point you and your fellow travelers¬†to warm lodging and winter […]

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Appalachian Christmas Traditions

Not all Christmas traditions are rooted in history. Some families start new traditions, such as hitting the slopes, pictures with Santa or seeing a movie on Christmas Eve. However, many Christmas traditions of Appalachia are based on those brought by early settlers. The Christmas tradition of placing candles in the window is still common today. The original reason for placing candles in the window of […]

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