Roger Mackey 2015 West Virginia History Hero
Mackey's Antiques & Clock
1249 Gihon Road
Parkersburg WV 26101
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Tygart School Reunion website http://www.tygartschoolreunion.com
Marrtown Reunion website http://www.marrtownreunion.com/
Parkersburg Viscose website http://www.parkersburgviscose.com/
Wood County History Photography & Scenery http://www.wchps.net
For Early Parkersburg History and Old Pictures
The West Virginia Department of History and Culture announced that Roger Mackey has been awarded a West Virginia History Hero Award for 2015. The annual award recognizes West Virginians who have made a significant contribution in the preservation and dissemination of West Virginia history. Roger was nominated by the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society for his websites and facebook groups, that is full of History & Old Pictures
I want to Thank Roger Nedeff, Bob Enoch and all at the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society for nominating me for the West Virginia History Hero Award for 2015. and I want to thank Paul LaPann for his Nice article today in the Parkersburg News & Sentinel and Thank The West Virginia Department of History and Culture for picking me as a winner. I am Sure anyone that I went to School with did not see this coming. I won the award for my websites and facebook groups, that is full of History & Old Pictures. I was never expecting anything in return for trying to keep our History alive in our little town and surrounding area.
Mackey, 65, was nominated for the state award by the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society. Mackey is a member of the local historical organization. Roger Mackey has done a great job for years sharing photographs of early Parkersburg and Wood County with others, said Bob Enoch, president of the Wood County .Historical and
Mackey said he has about 2,500 photographs chronicling the history of Parkersburg, Wood County and West
Virginia on his five websites. He also has a large following on Facebook with 11 groups that share old photographs
and discuss local and state history. Mackey's selection as a History Hero was recently announced by the West Virginia Archives and History, part of the state Division of Culture and History.
Mackey and 32 other History Heroes from across the state have been invited to attend a breakfast reception in their honor at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 19 in the Great Hall of the Culture Center. A ceremony and program will follow at 9:30 a.m. in the State Theater of the Culture Center. The History Heroes will receive a pin in the shape of West Virginia, a ribbon and certificate, said Mary Johnson, historian with the West Virginia Archives and History.
The 19th annual heroes program is part of West Virginia History Day at the Legislature. Wood County also will be represented with displays on the Phelps Tavenner house on Camden Avenue, provided by the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society, and Carlin's Battery D, Wood County Civil War re enactors, with Capt.
Jim Miracle, in the Upper Rotunda of the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of History Day is to describe to legislators the importance of historic preservation, Enoch said.
Mackey's websites include law enforcement, Tygart School Reunion, Marrtown Reunion and Parkersburg Viscose.
Mackey said he is especially interested in old photographs of the plants and businesses that used to operate in Wood County. He has many photographs of the old Viscose plant in Parkersburg. Besides his collection of old photographs, Mackey is also known for his clock collection and clock repair business, Mackey's Antiques and Clock
Mackey said he began repairing clocks 50 years ago at the age of 15. He owns about 400 clocks, including a grandfather clock dating to about 1800 and a wall clock nearly as old. People have been generous to me giving me
many old photographs to scan for the websites, Mackey said. Mackey said he is looking for photographs of the
drive-in restaurants in Parkersburg that were located off Division Street on West Virginia 95, at 24th Avenue and Pike Street, Pike Street and Gihon Road and in the traffic circle.