Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum

Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum

This museum depicts the technological history of the coal, oil and natural gas industries in West Virginia and surrounding areas

First opened as the COMER Museum in 1986, it holds large collections of mining artifacts, historical photographs and mining documents. In 2005 the museum received a significant endowment from the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute with the request that it be renamed after Royce J. Watts, a longtime member of the West Virginia University faculty and his wife, Caroline.