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Jenkins Plantation Museum to celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 10 2005

The Jenkins Plantation Museum, located in the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area of Cabell County, will ring in the holiday season with a family-oriented party on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 4 - 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening’s activities will include a tour of the historic plantation house decked out in its holiday finery. Guests also will be treated to a traditional holiday dinner. In addition, children can make greeting cards, snowflakes, and Victorian holiday “crackers,” tubes filled with candy.

The Jenkins Plantation Museum is located on West Virginia Route 2 between Huntington and Point Pleasant. A facility of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, the museum is the former home of Confederate Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins. The 1835 house, built in the tradition of Tidewater, Va., is noteworthy for its architecture and was built by slaves between 1830 and 1835. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and on the Civil War Discovery Trail. The museum’s regular hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the holiday celebration at the Jenkins Plantation Museum, call Ryan Burns, assistant museum director for the Division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 172, or Matt Boggess, site manager for the museum, at (304) 762-1059.

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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Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone (304) 558-0220, ext. 120
Fax (304) 558-2779
Email ginny.painter@wvculture.org