Preserving the Story and Soul of the Mountain State
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Craik – Patton House is a splendid example of Greek Revival architecture in the Kanawha River Valley of West Virginia. Constructed in 1834, the Craik- Patton House or “Elm Grove” as it was known then, was built downtown Charleston, Virginia, now West Virginia, by James Craik, grandson of Dr. James Craik close friend and personal physician to President George Washington. Later, the home was purchased by Confederate Colonel George S. Patton I, grandfather of WW2 General George S. Patton. It was moved twice but ultimately was saved by the National Society of Colonial Dames in America in the State of West Virginia and moved in 1973 to its current location.
Join the Harrison County WV Historical Society and Preservation Alliance of West Virginia for this one-day workshop. We will get a hands-on approach with the goal of learning skills needed to rehabilitate a historic wooden window to Class II status – Stabilization, according to the National Park Service. Participants will learn how to make repairs on historic wooden windows in a historically-correct, safe, and timely manner per National Park Service standards.
Anna Lynn Stasick, PAWV’s statewide field services representative, will lead the workshop. Stasick has led workshops of this manner for over 7 years, has over 20 years of contracting experience, and has rehabilitated dozens of historic wooden windows.
The cost of the workshop is $15 if you are a member of either PAWV or the Harrison County WV Historical Society. For nonmembers, the cost is $25. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so sign up today by contacting Crystal Wimer at email@example.com.
9am – 2pm
Workshop leaders, Jim Mitchell and Paul Zuros, will demonstrate their methods and
share research materials for discovering the history and authenticity of various forms of
tableware. Participants will learn how to research the dates and places of various pieces
of American, English and German pottery and porcelain using a variety of books on
these subjects. A tour of the Craik-Patton House, built in 1834 by James Craik,
grandson of the personal physician to President George Washington and later owned
by Confederate Colonel George S. Patton I, is included following the completion of the
The cost to attend this workshop is $10 for WVAM members or $20 for non-members.
Lunch is included in the fee.
To celebrate West Virginia’s birthday on June 20 from 2 to 4pm, the Humanities Council will open the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House for tours with light refreshments. Come visit Our Old House, enjoy a West Virginia-shaped cookie and learn about the 1836 house, a landmark property listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of Charleston’s seven antebellum houses. The house was built when Andrew Jackson was president and later used as a hospital during the Civil War.