Our featured museum for November is Washington’s Western Lands Museum.
November’s featured museum graces the bank of the Ohio River, and is housed in a Lock House that once belonged to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The museum aims to preserve and interpret the history of Jackson County, WV.`
Visitors to the museum will be able to view collection items and photographs related to local history and the culture of the region. Visitors may immerse themselves in the diverse history of the region, by walking through the herb garden or enjoying the 19th century style parlor. Exhibits include a school room from an 1887 school room, a horse drawn hearse, hand made tools, work from local artists, and much more. Across the street from the museum, is the Sayre Log House which was built in 1885 and then moved to the riverfront 100 years later in 1985. Visitors may interact with commonplace items used by the Sayre family.
The Museum is open 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Day – Labor Day.Washington’s Western Lands Museum may be found in Ravenswood, WV. To read more about November’s featured site visit the website: https://jchswv.org/cpage.php?pt=13