June 13, 2017 by DuboisOnMain
On the 67th anniversary of the DuBois High School fire, DuBois on Main will host a kick-off event to obtain a historical marker. Fayette County!!! Reclaim your history!!! Join us for storytelling and s’mores!!! Hope to see you there! DuBois On Main Jean Evansmore The Fayette Tribune The Register-Herald (Official) West Virginia Public Broadcasting Oak Hill High School
Fri 6 PM · DuBois On Main · 116 Main Street,
Mount Hope WV ..304 578 7707
Click on above Blue line ..Reclaiming….for all the details..
Thanks to all those DuBois students from years ago who kept documentation of their school days. Some are Alma Freeman Fleming, Deanna Rose Yarborough, Lois, Dan, Norma and Dorothy Christian, Steward and Clarence Frazier, Janice Muse Thomas, Edwin Hannah, Eunice B. Fleming, Layton Calloway, Jordan Evans, Bobby Lewis, Willie Mae Whittler, Arthur Hall, Joe Johnson, Nellie Jordan, Helen Powell, Ruby Hooper Evans, Edmonia Martin Neuman, Eunice Bloodworth Potts’ daughter, and the many others who donated and still…plan to donate those newspapers, diplomas, pictures, artifacts, etc…all are extremely important. Because if that had not happened, this upcoming event would not be taking place. Understand, you would not be reading what I am writing. It would not exist! The museum would not exist because there would be nothing to collect and exhibit.
Our history has not been kept by the state BOE and artifacts probably rest on various shelves in the area….without stories as to who and what they represent.
Save evidence of your own history. Tell children the stories even if you think they don’t want to hear it. Figure out a way to get them involved in learning their history. Make it fun and games. If you don’t care, no one else will. Preserve…. Thanks and I’ll see you around….