The Times They Are A Changin
Jul
26
12:00 PM12:00

The Times They Are A Changin

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Cockayne Farmstead's Preserve WV AmeriCorps member, Ian Gray, will present a history of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Marshall County. Learn how this railroad affected the Cockayne farm and how it played a part in the restoration of the historic house.

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West Virginia Women Who Made History
Aug
9
12:00 PM12:00

West Virginia Women Who Made History

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public.

We’ve all heard stories of Betty Zane and her ‘run for the powder’ and Lydia Shepherd and her efforts to bring the National Road through Wheeling. But there have been many other women who have a place in our local history. Among them are a Confederate spy during the Civil War and her counterpart who formed the Union Ladies of LaBelle, a long-lost artist and her counterpart who was married to the lawyer accused of embezzling from the artist’s inheritance, and a silent film actress and her counterpart who founded the Wheeling Symphony. These women and others will be highlighted in a presentation by Judi Hendrickson and Jeanne Finstein.

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The Transformation of the Penitentiary
Aug
23
12:00 PM12:00

The Transformation of the Penitentiary

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public.

C.J. Plogger, author of Pronounced Dead: The Executions at the West Virginia Penitentiary and Life at the West Virginia Penitentiary: The Story of Maggie Gray, will present on the principles, daily activity, and significant events that helped to shape the penitentiary into one of the most violent penal institutions in the United States of America.

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Appalachian Artisan Festival 2018
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Appalachian Artisan Festival 2018

Enjoy a day of free family fun at the Cockayne Farmstead. Learn about the traditional trades and crafts of Appalachia from local artisans, shop their wares, explore the 1850's farmhouse with its original collection, and take part in children’s activities.                             

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updated information on the vendors that will be present as the date gets closer. 

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Talkin About Toys
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

Talkin About Toys

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Francis Turner, owner of the now closed Marx Toy Museum, will present the history of the Marx Toy Factory. Part of his talk will include demonstrations with antique toys and a discussion of his appearance on American Pickers!

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Environmental Explorers
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Environmental Explorers

The wonders of nature abound around us, yet we take little time to stop and appreciate it. On Saturday July 14th from 9-12:30 the Cockayne Farmstead will host this free “Environmental Explorers” event for children grades 1-6. Come explore the rich biodiversity of the Ohio Valley as students learn about the plants, animals, and cultures that make up our local ecosystems and how we can be more responsible members of our natural community. 

Highlights
 Live Birds of Prey from the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia
 Hands on activities presented by Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
 How-to’s for gardening, composting, and more from Grow Ohio Valley AmeriCorps      program
 Fun outdoor games

Free parking available in the High School lot.

Contact the Farmstead at 304-845-1411 to register as space is limited!

*NOTE: At least one parent and/or guardian must company each family’s children.

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Crystal to Carnival: The Story of Wheeling Glass
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Crystal to Carnival: The Story of Wheeling Glass

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Holly McCluskey, the Curator of Glass at the Museums of Oglebay Institute, will present on the history of the glass industry in Wheeling and how it shaped the history of our area. See a display of some of the beautiful glass pieces owned by the Cockayne family.

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The Interpretive Garden at the Grave Creek Mound
Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

The Interpretive Garden at the Grave Creek Mound

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public. Seating will be provided, but bring a lawn chair if you want extra comfort!

Andrea Keller, Cultural Program Coordinator for Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, will be discussing prehistoric Adena people who lived at a time when horticulture was just getting started in this part of the world. Crops grown in the garden will be used to discuss some of the plants grown by Native Americans in the Upper Ohio River Valley in a show-and-tell presentation.

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Marshall County Patriots and Heroes
Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Marshall County Patriots and Heroes

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Flag Day by attending this talk by local historian Gary Rider. Mr. Rider will discuss the lives, service, and honors of local veterans from the Civil War to modern times.

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Two Brothers; One War
May
31
12:00 PM12:00

Two Brothers; One War

Bring your lunch and join us at the Cockayne Farmstead every other Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm throughout the Summer to listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. Enjoy the nice weather, interesting speakers, and snacks and refreshments provided by the Cockayne Farmstead. Attendance is free and open to the public. 

During "Two Brothers; One War," Thomas Tarowsky, retired Program Director of the Cockayne Farmstead, will present on the military service of Sam and John Cockayne during WWII. Also, see a display of the souvenirs brought home by the brothers after completing their service.

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4th Annual Cockayne Golf Scramble
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

4th Annual Cockayne Golf Scramble

The 4th Annual Cockayne Golf Scramble will take place at Belmont Hills Country Club on May 19th, 2018. 
Registration is at 8:00 am, with a Shotgun Start at 9:00 am
     • $300 per team, 36-team limit
     • $100 Hole Sponsorships
     • Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places
             - amount based on number of teams
     • Entry includes Welcome Bag, Lunch, Door Prizes, & Drinks.
     • Dinner hosted by Belmont Hills Country Club.
Please return fee and registration form to Gold, Khourey & Turak, L.C. at 510 Tomlinson Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041 by MAY 1ST.
For questions please call (304) 845-9750 or contact George Bamberger - grb@gkt.com or Josh May - jdm@gkt.com

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Photograph Preservation Workshop
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Photograph Preservation Workshop

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Do you have old pictures stored in a shoebox or stuck in a decaying album? Learn how to  preserve these precious items for future generations at our upcoming workshop. Receive instruction from a professional archivist who will show you how to properly house and care for your historic collection of photographs.

The cost includes instruction, workshop materials, and an information packet to take with you. Bring your own photographs/photo albums to work with during the workshop. Workshop will be held in the church hall of Glen Dale United Methodist Church. Parking is available in the rear of the church. Call for reservations as there is limited space available. Payment due upon reservation. Cost is $30 per participant. $25 for members of historical societies, HCAP members, and museum professionals. 

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Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at Cockayne

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Enjoy a free family friendly evening full of holiday cheer and experience the atmosphere of an authentic Victorian Christmas! Make precious memories during our children's craft and story time, listen to the sweet serenade of carolers, enjoy holiday refreshments, and tour our rooms decorated for the season. 
A reading of "Twas the Night before Christmas and craft time to start @ 5:45, 6:45, and 7:45.

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Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea
Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea

Bring your daughter, grandaughter, niece, or any other special young lady to our 8th Annual Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea. Enjoy a Formal Victorian tea presented by Lynn Maguire, craft activity, and a horse-drawn carriage ride. Reservations are required!

Mothers/Other Adults: $10
Children: $20.00

For reservations, contact the Cockayne Farmstead at (304) 845-1411 or stop by the Visitor Center at 1105 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale WV.

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