South Charleston Museum

Beside LaBelle Theater • 311 D Street • South Charleston, WV • 304-744-9711 • Email


For many years the South Charleston Historical Foundation has been working tirelessly to preserve the past and present for the future. The Foundation has collected, researched and preserved artifacts, historical records, and pictures.

Since 2004, the Foundation has been presenting new and rare West Virginia films. With world premieres of landmark films about our region and state we have attracted hundreds of people to our programs. Many educational programs and events have also been held for school groups.

Other programming includes such things as sponsoring a Belgian Festival, History Alive presentations through the Humanities Council, and bringing Ken Farmer, a nationally known antique expert, here for our Antique Appraisal Fair.

The South Charleston Historical Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, and a member of the American Association of Museums, the Council of Historic Organizations, and the South Charleston Chamber of Commerce.

Community support is vital to the success of continued programming. Please contact the Historical Foundation today to find out how to become a member: 304-744-9711 or

Belgian Glass workers

The Historical Foundation opened their Belgian Glass Display at the city’s Museum & Interpretive Center located at 313 D Street in 2009. Stan Bumgardner created the display for the Foundation to honor our city’s first business, the Belgian window glass company. Banner and Dunkirk were the first two companies to locate in the city in the early 1900’s.