Wise County Historical Society and BookstoreWise County Historical Society was established in August of 1992 as a result of a small group of 14 individuals meeting 1991 in the cafeteria of the Wise Appalachian Regional Hospital in Wise to discuss the possibility of publishing a book on our county and city heritage. From that time on monthly meetings were held which resulted in organizing the Historical Society in 1992 with 61 charter members. Today we have over a thousand members from across America. The first publication was The Heritage of Wise County and The City of Norton-Volume 1.
Wise County Historical Society has partnered with Mountain Empire Community College to continue providing historical records to our patrons. Books and records for sale will be provided by MECC Bookstore and will be available spring 2015. For more information please click the following link to go directly to the MECC Bookstore website. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. <http://bookstore.mecc.edu/home.aspx>
From the establishing of the Historical Society to the present the Historical Society has published six books.
Our objective is to promote historical studies, by the collection and preservation of historical manuscripts, and for kindred purposes in the best interest of southern Appalachian regional history and history in America. Also to aid in the research of genealogical history and preserve it for future generations.
Visitors at Wise County Historical Society at the courthouse in Wise
President: William “Bill” Gobble
Vice President: Denver “Bud” Osborne
Treasurer: Wanda May Rose
Secretary: Fannie Lane Steele
3 Dec 2011, by Fannie Steele
Wise County Historical Society
P.O. Box 368
Wise, VA 24293