World War II Museum

Preston County Sports Museum


River City Festival

Veterans Commemoration Day

Chestnut Festival

Rowlesburg Flood of 1985 on youtube as reported by Tom Brokaw

Joycelyn A. Ayersman
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Form


Brick Order Form (PDF)

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Cheat River Scenic Byway

Preston Chamber of Commerce 

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Website created Oct/2003
Updated 07/02/2021


strives to revive and add where necessary to the economic, historic, cultural, artistic and educational life of the community of Rowlesburg, West Virginia. from bylaws

We are open again! Please come visit.

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Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, Inc. has remote work space available! Come to the majestic hills of West Virginia to a laid-back lifestyle. The small town of Rowlesburg is nestled in the Cheat River Valley in the bend of the scenic Cheat River where you can swim, fish for rainbow trout, kayak, float, or ride the whitewater rapids. You may also hike the Appalachian Trail, climb an Allegheny mountain, or simply chill out or take a nap lazing along the river. In winter, you can ski at Canaan Valley, Snowshoe or Deep Creek, Md. (Just 1 1/2 to 3 hours away). You can work on your own schedule! The town is located just 45 miles south of Morgantown – Rte 7 south past Kingwood then Rte 72 south to Rowlesburg or I 68 east to Bruceton Mills then south on Rte 26 to Kingwood then Rte 72 to Rowlesburg. The Old Rowlesburg School/Szilagyi Center is a 110 year old brick two-story school house which houses the World War II Museum, B&O Railroad Bridge Exhibit, Preston County Sports Museum, pottery studio, library, quilt studio, Café, Emporium and Auditorium. Two large classrooms with high speed fiber optic Internet and office furnishings have been set aside to accommodate remote workers in this historic setting. Four workers share a room. Contact me by email at for more information or to set up an interview.

"The Greatest Generation" World War II Museum is World Class! Come visit!

The Old Rowlesburg School/Szilagyi Center is open on Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM, May through October. Bus tours are welcome! To schedule a special visit to the WW II Museum, call or email Katie, 304 454-9232, or Shirley, 304 698 5305.

Due to COVID-19 the scheduled May 1 opening is on hold until further notice.

Engraved bricks are still available!! Replace a blank brick with your personal brick!!
Main Street Garden is a lovely, shady oasis at the corner of Main & Buffalo with the engraved brick walkway and the vintage bluestone path. Birch trees, a bradford pear, evergreens, dogwoods, and pretty specimen plantings adorn the garden, as well as a corner iron entry archway and an Amish built gazebo with wrought iron benches.
Purchase your brick(s) today. It can be "In Memory of”, a family name, or a personal name. The walkway is for everyone, not just deceased friends and relatives.
Download the Brick Order Form (PDF), fill in the blanks, write your check, and mail to RRC, Inc. Bricks are $50 each.

RRC, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code so your contributions are deductible on your tax returns.

RRC, Inc. now takes VISA, MasterCard, and Discover

Call Shirley, 304 698-5305, Katie, 304 454-9232, Vickie, 301 509-8014 to purchase items or make donations.

  • Art Classes at the Szilagyi Center - Contact instructor Susan Ramey of Ridgetop Pottery at 304-288-0832 for information and registration for pottery classes.

    Contact Janet Szilagyi at with questions or to register.