To create an educational and cultural center from a unique historic property that will nurture individual creativity and artistic expression, encourage the development of leadership skills and community pride through the rich cultural heritage of West Virginia, and promote tourism and economic development for the betterment of the citizens of our state and our nation.
The Preservation Effort: Accomplishments Thus Far
The Town of Glen Dale and the Marshall County Historical Society, upon the death of Samuel A. J. Cockayne in November, 2001, partnered to preserve the Cockayne Property. The farmhouse was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. It was so listed in December of that year.
Cockayne Historic Preservation Committee
Nila Chaddock, Chairman
Sharon West DaRae, Secretary
Bob Straub, CPA, Treasurer
Lewis Richmond, Glen Dale Council
Scott Owen, President, Marshall County Historical Society
Jamie Vosvick, Archaeological Consultant
Claire Shrontz, Site Manager
J.K. Chase, IV
Thomas J. Rouse, III
Casey Pozell, Pozell Contracting
Steve Avdakov, Heritage Architectural Associates
WVU NRAC video by Adam Riley