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West Virginia Women Who Made History

  • Cockayne Farmstead 1105 Wheeling Avenue Glen Dale, WV, 26038 United States (map)

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.

Earlier Event: July 26
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