The Hancock County Museum at 1008 Ridge Avenue in New Cumberland is hosting an Open House on December 14th at 4:30. We would like to invite the Hancock County community and all interested others to watch the New Cumberland Christmas Parade from the sidewalk, lawn and porch of the Museum. The parade starts at 5:00, and soon after passes in front of the Museum. After the parade moves on, all are invited into the beautifully Victorian-style decorated Museum for homemade cookies and hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate and Wassail), and performances by the Victorian Carolers, Bud Simmons on the dulcimer, and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by local actress, singer, and Victorian Carolers’ Director Mary Fern Schmidt.
Enjoy the following photos of the Museum decorated for Christmas:
November 16 – Open House – 10am-4pm
Please visit the Hancock County Museum located in a Victorian mansion decorated for Christmas in the Victorian style with three Christmas trees, decorated mantles and fireplaces. Although the museum is not one of the official house tour locations, it will be open at the request of the Hancock County Arts Council for your added enjoyment.
Christmas is just around the corner and the Hancock County Museum is looking for singers to join the Victorian Carolers for their first rehearsal on Sunday, November 3rd at 3pm at the museum.
The Hancock County Museum is located at 1008 Ridge Ave, New Cumberland, WV.
For appointments for museum tours, to reserve the museum for small holiday parties or other events, or to arrange for the Victorian Carolers to sing at your holiday event, please call 304-564-4800 or 304-224-1605.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, A Child’s Place CASA and the Hancock County Museum will be hosting a friendraiser at the museum on October 30th at 6:30 p.m.
Although domestic violence only involves abuse between spouses or partners, the link between domestic violence and child abuse is well documented. Consider the following:
- Seventy percent of women in domestic violence shelters say that their abusers were also guilty of child abuse.
- Children who grow up in homes where domestic violence occurs are fifteen percent more likely to be abused or have one of their siblings be abused.
- Women who have been victims of domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse a child.
Please join us in learning more about A Child’s Place CASA and how you can help. For more information please call (304) 737-4444 or (304) 564-4800. To learn more about the Hancock County Museum please visit our Mission page. The Hancock County Museum is located on 1008 Ridge Ave, New Cumberland, WV.