Cockayne Farmhouse Hosts Final Tours Before Renovations Begin
Glen Dale, W.V. -
The Cockayne Farmhouse is hosting its final tour Saturday, at least for a while.
After this, the well-known historic structure along Route 2 in Glen Dale goes into hibernation.
Saturday was the last chance the public had to tour the house in its present condition.
The day is wrapping up with ghost stories, antique jewelry evaluations and tours of the farmhouse. According to Tom Tarowsky, of the Cockayne House, the restoration is entering a new phase.
"Well today is our last day of tours, really of the house as people have known it for the last few years since Sam's passing," he says. "We're going to be beginning work soon on a climate control system for the house and also with some major plaster stabilization which will require that we will remove all the artifacts from the house."
There was one last chance to see the interior of the Cockayne House before the work starts.
Ghost stories were told in the north parlor of the house on Saturday evening.