A glorious year of 2010 is fast approaching. I can think of many interesting ideas to fill in this exciting year. The monthly days are beginning to lengthen into productive accomplishments. Thinking of all the many aspects of society that needs attending to.
I will soon have a conference with a high Mason County official discussing civic endeavor and ways to preserve our blessed historical heritage.
As a starter, I would like to pay attention to historian, Virgil A. Lewis. He founded the West Virginia Historical Society and unearthed many historical documents that would have otherwise been lost. Lewis held several state offices, one of which was secretary of state. He wrote 12 historical books on the state, one being the Battle of Point Pleasant, as well as The Life of Ann Bailey, a noted Indian scout.
The anguish of watching the historical Lewis home in Mason languish in neglect while it sits there is foreboding. Nil and void of labor to make the ole edifice, a pilgrim Mecca of lasting significance. Why can’t we as a patriotic county and community become more involved in helping preserve our historical heritage?
A Virgil A. Lewis Society having been formed in 2005 meets in regular session during the first Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. at the historical Lewis home in the Town of Mason. Please come and make your presence known in helping a noble cause.