Meigs County Museum and Historical Society
This local history museum offers exhibits drawn from a collection of thousands of artifacts from the earliest Native tribes and the colonial era to the present. Established in 1876 as the Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society, the Meigs County Historical Society is one of the oldest in the region and offers exhibits, programs, and a variety of social and educational events throughout the year.
Backstory and Context
The Meigs County Museum contains over one thousand artifacts from the prehistoric period to the present day. The contents of the museum give more life to the local, regional, and national history of the town and the county. The exhibits in the museum tell the story of the town of Pomeroy. It shows how people lived in the rural lifestyles of the past. The museum has exhibits on the founding of the county, the political history, and natural disasters that occurred throughout the town's lifetime. The goal of the museum is to show Meigs County's place within the nation.
In addition to the museum exhibits, this building also houses a research library that includes historic newspapers, photographs, manuscripts, vital records, deed records, and much more. Among the Society's the library are many early probate and census records. In the Genealogy Library, located in the museum, people whose family has lived in Meigs County can go and look at their own genealogical records. The library houses many genealogical records and books on genealogy research that anyone can go read. The Historical Society is attempting to have online indexes to make genealogy research. The museum even has rosters for Civil War recruits from Ohio. The Meigs County Historical Society has created a museum that contains the history of Meigs County and the town of Pomeroy.
Meigs County Historical Society, 2018, www.meigschs.org/visit-the-museum.