Marshall County Historical Society
A refurbished carriage greets visitors in the main room.
Antique agricultural tools
A genealogy room is available to visitors who wish to trace their Marshall County ancestry.
An industrial sewing machine and a bottler used by Gray's Dairy.
Old photographs from around Marshall County that once hung in Young's Cafeteria are now displayed at the museum.
Antiques along with a military display that includes uniforms from various branches and time periods.
The piano that was once a part of the original Cockayne farmhouse. This was removed before the house near the present-day car wash in Glen Dale was torn down.
Backstory and Context
As fewer immigrants arrived in the area and future generations assimilated and intermarried, the need for the mission declined and many of the old family homes were torn down to make room for a widening of West Virginia Route. The former mission church was sold in the early 1970s to Bethel Christian Fellowship and served the community once again as a church for nearly two more decades. In 1989, the Moundsville Historical Society purchased the property and established the museum.
Nancy Murphy of Bethel Christian Fellowship, interviewed by Susan Jones, June 21, 2018.
Edmund Grose, Marshall County Historical Society volunteer, interviewed by Susan Jones, June 21, 2018.