A new exhibit telling the stories of more than 20 women of the Cockayne family and the roles that they played in that family’s social and business prominence during the 19th and 20th Centuries has opened in Glen Dale.
“Women of the House” features works of art, photographs, objects and ephemera from five generations of women of the Cockayne family who were associated with either the Cockayne Farmstead or the family’s original home, which was razed in 1996. According to exhibit designer and AmeriCorps member Caitlin Hucik, “It’s important to study the Cockayne women in order to fully understand the family’s success and prominence in their day.”
Presented at the Cockayne House, 1111 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, “Women of the House” is open until Labor Day. Admission to the exhibit is included with a tour of the ca. 1850 farmhouse. Admission is $5.00 for adults; admission for students (grades 1—12) and senior citizens is $3.00; pre-school children are admitted for free. The Cockayne Farmstead is open for tours daily, Monday through Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and tours begin on the hour. Weekend and group tours are by reservation; credit cards are accepted. Free off-street parking is available adjacent to the Cockayne Farmstead office at 1105 Wheeling Avenue.
Please call Caitlin Hucik or Tom Tarowsky at 304-845-1411 for group or weekend reservations, or with questions.
The Cockayne Farmstead is a site project for the Preserve WV AmeriCorps, a service initiative administered by Preservation Alliance of WV. For more information, visit http://pawv.org/americorps.htm