2020 Upcoming Programs
Thursday, October 22, 1 pm.
RCHS will hold a quick members business meeting in order to approve voting on Bylaws change, which will take place at the following meeting. This is required by the procedure in by the old Bylaws. Zoom link to participate is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4245899051 Meeting ID: 424 589 9051
Saturday, November 7 at 1 pm.
RCHS will hold our 2020 Annual Members meeting virtually. If you are a dues paid member (from fall 2019 through fall 2020) and wish to vote, please preregister and participate by zoom. Zoom link to participate in the meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89037762178 Meeting ID: 890 3776 2178
Bylaws — The 2020 Annual Members Meeting will vote to approve updated changes to our Bylaws, which have not been substantially revised since 1981. To view existing Bylaws click RCHS Constitution Bylaws Nov 2017 (2017 version). To view proposed revised Bylaws click RCHS by-laws – draft for member (draft for member). The Members Meeting will also vote on elections for Board of Directors.
Following the business meeting – about 1:15 – view the program on The Courthouse War, presented by Don Teter and Chris Mielke, and co-sponsored by Beverly Heritage Center. The Program will also be livestreamed on Facebook by Randolph County Historical Society and Beverly Heritage Center.
Program (November 7, 1:15 pm)
Fighting for the Randolph County Seat
A West Virginia Supreme Court decision in February 1900 decreed the Randolph County seat would move from Beverly to Elkins, thus ending a decade long political dispute. The bitterly fought question went before the voters three times and was heavily litigated; the new courthouse in Beverly burned, and bloodshed nearly erupted in the wake of the final vote.
Don Teter and Chris Mielke will relate the saga after the annual members meeting of the Randolph County Historical Society.