The Ritchie County Historical Society was formed in 1973 and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 1976.
Old Stone House Museum
Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot
Pennsboro B & O Depot Trailhead
We invite you to view our current projects which have been made possible by countless hours of volunteer labor and donations received by our members and interested public.

Our Store offers several publications and maps which will prove helpful to those researching family genealogy in Ritchie County.

Join Us Today and help preserve the history and heritage of Ritchie County.

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Pennsboro's Old Stone House featured in recent Gazette article. Click to read the entire article.
April 27, 2021 - RCHS Meeting, 6pm at Highland Community Church, Ellenboro
May 25, 2021 - RCHS Meeting, 6 pm at Smithville Community Center, Smithville
June 22, 2021 - RCHS Meeting, 6pm at Harrisville Library.
July 27, 2021 - RCHS Meeting, 6pm at Pennsboro Library.
August 24, 2021 - CANCELED - RCHS Meeting, 6pm at Highland Community Church Fellowship Hall
September 28, 2021 - RCHS Meeting, 6pm at Cairo Community Center
October 26, 2021 - RCHS Meeting, 2pm at Smithville Community Center
November Harvest Dinner - TBA
The Old Stone House is temporarily closed for repairs. The Ritchie County Historical Society is accepting donations for the repairs.

President - Mike Nichols
1st Vice President - Walt Fleming
2nd Vice President - Annetta Whippen 
Secretary- Jane Kraft
Treasurer - Jackie Fleming