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. 15, from 5 - 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Visitors will see the historic plantation house decked out in its holiday finery. They also will be treated to a traditional holiday dinner. In addition, Grace Nida, a tour guide for the Capitol Complex, will lead kids in Victorian-era kids’ arts and crafts activities including the creation of holiday tree toppers, holiday cards, snowflakes, felt stockings and coloring sheets.
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 features 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. During the holiday season, the museum will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
For more information about the holiday celebration, contact Matt Boggess, site manager at the Jenkins Plantation 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. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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