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Jenkins Plantation Museum expands operating hours

9/2/2005

The historic Jenkins Plantation Museum, located in the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area of Cabell County, is expanding its operating hours to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, effective immediately. The museum is closed on Sunday and Monday.

A facility of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, the museum is the former home of Confederate Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins and also interprets the large slave plantation operated by the Jenkins family. The 1835 house, built in the tradition of Tidewater, Va., is noteworthy for its architecture and was built by slaves between 1830 and 1835 for Jenkins’ father William. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and on the Civil War Discovery Trail. The museum is located on West Virginia Route 2, between Huntington and Point Pleasant.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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