Lights! Camera! Action! West Virginia’s Celebrities!

You’ve probably heard the names, but did you know the following celebrities are West Virginia born and/or raised? From classics like the Addams Family to game show hosts and Hollywood stars, you’ll find West Virginians in the cast. Highlighted below are just a few of West Virginia’s celebrities.   Ted Cassidy Ted Cassidy, famous for… Continue reading Lights! Camera! Action! West Virginia’s Celebrities!

The Elkins Depot Dispatch – January 2021

January, 2021, Issue No. 4 THE ELKINS DEPOT DISPATCH THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com Happy New Year! 2020 is in the books and we are excited to welcome in 2021.  There is a saying “every day may not be good but there is good in every day.” Reflecting… Continue reading The Elkins Depot Dispatch – January 2021

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… Continue reading The Elkins Depot Dispatch – December 2020

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.… Continue reading Appalachian Christmas Traditions

Leave No Trace – Randolph County Edition

Visitors are drawn to Randolph County, West Virginia for its natural beauty and its abundance of outdoor recreation. Recreational tourism has grown in Randolph County, bringing more visitors to enjoy the mountainous views and appreciate nature, where it’s easier to avoid crowds and social distance. Because of this, our outdoor spaces like the Monongahela National… Continue reading Leave No Trace – Randolph County Edition

My First Impressions of Elkins, West Virginia

Why I moved to Elkins, West Virginia – I moved to Elkins just a month ago at the end of August. Why would I, a recent college graduate from rural-ish Minnesota, decide to move to Elkins, West Virginia?  I was looking at post-graduation opportunities through AmeriCorps and came across positions with Appalachian Forest National Heritage… Continue reading My First Impressions of Elkins, West Virginia

The Elkins Depot Dispatch – October 2020

October 2020, Issue No. 1  THE ELKINS DEPOT DISPATCH THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635. 7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com It’s officially Fall and the trees are transitioning to their autumn colors. Here at the Depot, we have been watching as the trees out back slowly turn from bright green… Continue reading The Elkins Depot Dispatch – October 2020

Experience West Virginia’s Railroad and Logging Heritage at Cass Scenic Railroad

Taking a trip to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is a full-body experience that stimulates all five senses. See stunning mountain scenery as you travel through the forest. Listen to the engineer blow the whistle and hear the chug of the engine and the squeal of the brakes. Smell the smoke from the coal-fired, steam-powered… Continue reading Experience West Virginia’s Railroad and Logging Heritage at Cass Scenic Railroad