Saturday and Sunday: By appointment depending on staff availability
Monday - Friday 10:00-4:00
The Cockayne Farmstead collection is comprised of a c1850s farmhouse containing its original collection of over 3000 objects and over 15,000 primary documents. The collection, amassed by four generations of the Cockayne family, spans the 18th and 19th centuries ending with the death of the last owner in 2001. The house has been described as being "arrested in time" with the last major renovation occuring around the turn of the 20th century.
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.