Photo Credit: Virginia Cooper Parsons
Tucker County Highlands History and Education Project
The Tucker County Highlands History and Education Project (TCHHEP) is governed by its mission to collect, document and preserve oral histories, augmented by other historical research as necessary, to chronicle the cultural and natural history of the Tucker County Highlands, making these accounts accessible to the public to encourage interest and education in our heritage.
TCHHEP was organized as a committee of the Friends of the 500th in 2004. Since that time, TCHHEP has taken the lead in a number of local history projects including two photo exhibits: The Logging History of Canaan Valley and The Early Years of Davis, West Virginia; a plaque near Camp 70 commemorating the 1746 Fairfax Line survey across Canaan Valley; restoration of an 1889 gravestone; and a comprehensive survey of historic sites on the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. TCHHEP produces an article on local history, “The Chronicles of TCHHEP,” which appears in the Friends bimonthly newsletter to members, the Timberdoodle. TCHHEP has published three compilations of Chronicles articles, Behold! The Land of Canaan, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Volumes 2 and 3 are available for sale in the Friends Bookstore and at McClain Printing.Logging History Exhibit Davis Historic Exhibit Archive of Chronicles TCHHEP Committee Charter (PDF)