The Lillian Reynolds Reeher Library

At your disposal for research, or simply informative relaxation, this room has a vast collection of reference material on local and county history.  It houses the Civil War Diaries of Ranals Craig, an early resident.  In the library is a priceless volume compiled by Don Beightol of Broad Street businesses in the 20th century as well as a volume detailing local mining information. There are college and high school yearbooks from the early 1900’s and wedding pictures taken by local photographer Dusty Rhodes.  There’s a catalog of negatives and prints for researching the Giesman and Curry collections of photos.  If Carl Giesman or Jack Curry ever took a picture of a member of your family, we probably have the negative as the entire collection of their work is housed at the society.  Finally, the Library houses our Genealogy Lab, full of resources to be used by visitors, free of charge.  Should you desire expert genealogy assistance, our genealogy staff is available by appointment.