Travelers and Wanderers around the Universe

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Brooke County Historial Museum and Cultural Center

A few months ago I saw an ad  at Mary H. Library about  The Military Heroes Project so I copied the info and  contacted them about apossible contribution.  Somebody responsded to my inquiry so we  communicated back and forth via email.  hey sent me a form  for my husband  to fill out.  We submitted two, one for my husband and the other  for his Dad who is a WW2 veteran.  He also included  his Dad's  late brother, Paul, who died in and was buried  in Normandy, France.  I have met people with very low regard for men and women in uniform but it doesn't  change my  high respect for  those  who really sacrifice  their lives for us to enjoy our freedom.  
Anyway,  back to the prohject that I was talking about, my contact  asked if they could interview my husband and hubby agreed so on June 6th, we went to Brooke County Historical Museum  so he could be interviewed.
I told my husband that it would be a great opportunity for the kids and I to tag along with him so we could explore the museum and the kids  were very excited for the trip.
The museum  is in Wellsburg, West Virginiam it's  a couple of  cities away from our city.  We left home early so just in case we  get lost or something (we always have that luck when we go somewhere even with GPS), we have time to find it.
We pulled the address of the museum online and that's what we put in our GPS that was a mistake, I shuld have paid  closer attention to the  emails that my contact has been sending me as it has a new address.
Wellsburg is a small city, it looks very peaceful there but you can tell  that it is one of those cities that ius rich with history.  My daughter find this crumbling brick fascinating, I don't know why but she thinks it's amazing how it looks old but still pretty.
We parked far away from the  old address that we found  because the parking area there was full.  So we walked and enjoy every sight we see.
Again, anything historical fascinates my daughter so we stopped by in front of this courthouse building.
According to the info that my daughter was  looking at, The First Courthouse (Brooke County, Virginia) was built inthe place where this  courthouse is.  It was built in 1799 by Samuel Herdman, who lived to see it torn down and rebuilt in 1849 as the present Brooke County West Virginia Courthouse.
There's two of this  in front of the courthouse.
Here's what we saw when we arrived at the  address, lol.  That was my bad of following the address  online.  They should  edit the address they have online because it  creates confusion, well, at least to people like us who has never been there.
Anyway, before leaving the place, I took a quick snap of this beautiful view.  Too bad, the  boys are already heading back, we could have had a picture by the park and enjoy this view.
Here's another thing that  fascinated Ms. Burrito, an old wooden house.  The info on this was in  the museum but I failed to read it.
We pass by the  city hall when we were looking for the museum.
We had 5 minutes left when we finally find it. We had a little exercise walking around trying to find this place but it's worth it.
When we arrived, I asked the person who will be interviewing my husband  if we are allowed to take pictures and she gave us permission.
There are tons of neat things to see there, lots and lots of information through displays.
I took pictures and my kids took pictures as well using their iPods.
Daughter  said, the cel was very small. It is nice that they were able to  display the orginal  jail cell there.
This little guy here was  so intriguesd of all the military display.
These are old  yearbooks.  I think  people who grew up in this place can go there and  look back through this yearbooks.
Here's my husband being interviewed.
The mueum was huge and there's even a mini stage with these beautiful chairs in it.
LIttle guy got tired of  exploring the museum and he used  the rest of his time looking at the photos he took and  played games of course.
Thanks to the little Miss for taking this photo of mine.
We met Kathy (left) and Bobbie (right), they're the one who did the intervie.  I have been  emailing Bobbie  ever since  we  submitted   our entry and  I finally got to met her.  We also met Ruby, the lady who  maintains and  continue to work on  mproving the museum.  She didn't want to be in the picture but all the ladies were very nice.  It's so nice to meet people who really  give  time to appreciate  veterans.  Thanks to you guys for making this project possible.
The book will be released for the 4th of July.  It will be available  for sale so if you want to grab a copy, you can visit The Brooke County Historical Museum & Culture Center at 704 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070 . The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Or, special tours may be scheduled by contacting Ruby Greathouse at (304) 737-4060.
Coming back, we were very satisfied of our little trip.  There are so much there to learn about history.
We enjoyed the river view too.  This river is what separates West Virginia from Ohio.
I am so glad that I was able to convince my husband to  submit his entry to the book because it will serve as a great reference for the  next Cottrill clan. The book will be able to tell a little  history about him, his Dad, and his two  Uncles.   I wouldn't be surprised if  any of our kids decide to join the military when they grow up as it is in their blood.  There's nothing wrong of serving the country, it is an honor and I hope  that  more people would appreciate the sacrifices they made and still  making through their services.
We dropped by Wendy's on our way home and have some burgers and salad.  It was our first time inside Wendy's, lol.  It was a fun ending  of our trip.

36 travelers' comments:

Elizabeth O. said...

That was a great opportunity for your family to explore the pace. Congratulations to your husband for being included in the book!

Masshole Mommy said...

How awesome that you guys spent the day together like this. I love all the history!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

Sight seeing is so much fun! Good job on taking the opportunity to see a little extra.

Melissa Pezza said...

When life gives you lemons, take a walking tour! =D It sounds like you guys had a great time.

Melissa Tiffany said...

What a great learning opportunity! Sooo much to see and explore. I agree with your daughter, I am sooo fascinated by old brick buildings.

touristmeetstraveler said...

That looks really awesome, I love walking tours! Especially though places with a lot of history, it's truly amazing.

Liz Mays said...

I haven't been to that museum. It must have been awesome teaching the kids about history in a place so rich with it!

Wendy Knowlton said...

Looks like you had a good time. Nice to spend the day together seeing new things. And you got to enjoy Wendy's!

Cherry said...

What a fun trip! I agree, the book will be for keeps.

Dawn McAlexander said...

That reminds me of some of the towns up in Virginia, where I am from. There's lots of history there, too. My husband is from a town where two battles of the Civil War were actually fought!

nova hedges said...

wow!!! a great opportunity to know your whereabouts and what i learned from your tour as well,

ourfamilyworld said...

Sounds like a day full of fun. I love going to museums because you learn a lot of things.

papaleng said...

What a fruitful trip. Visiting historical places is also a fave of mine. Sabi ng marami, pangmatalino raw ang hilig ko. So it implies that your daughter is bright too.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This looks like you all had an awesome time indeed with the family together. We love going to museums to learn about the history. I always picture living during that time period. These are all awesome photos..

Bonnie Gowen said...

What a great place to take the family. We love seeing new museums and would love to see this one.

Mistee Dawn said...

How awesome! I actually live in West Virginia. But I have never been to this place. I need to make a trip there soon. How cool.

Amanda Simkin said...

What a fun way to spend a day. We love going to different museums across Chicagoland.

Amanda
www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

mail4rosey said...

Court house building are almost always spectacular, aren't they? Old or new they seem to make those really great.

Ricci said...

I love small towns, they are usually full of nice people and unique history. Looks like you had fun!!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Looks like a lovely time and place to have some family time. Small towns are so fun to see and explore. I love doing it! Looks like such a fun day! - jeanine

Pauline C. said...

How adorable to spend time like this with the family. Thank you for sharing the great pictures and your journey!

Yolanda Williams said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun. I love to visit historical places, its always awesome to experience.

Uplifting Families said...

This looks like a fun place to go. I loved going to visit places of interest and traveling when I was younger. I don't care for history unless it's hands on like this trip. :)

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg looks like y'all had a fantastic day together!!!!! I'm obsessed with all things history so this place sounds super neat to me :)

Chrystal Mahan said...

I am digging those polka dotted socks! I love to visit small towns and learn their history. Museums are some of my favorite adventures, too.

Autumn Blues Reviews said...

Sounds like a good time for a family. I bet you had a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa B said...

This looks like it was a great way to spend the day with the kids. I love educational trips. Wendy's is a great place to go for dinner.

Melody Robinson Wright said...

I bet this trip was rich with history! Oh and I love your sons socks!

Tami Q said...

I love going through old buildings. I need to take my family on a little trip like this.

Krystal Butherus said...

That definitely appears like a great trip with a lot of history and fun. I would love to tour some places like this.

Jen said...

It's always fun to go around trotting places with the whole family. It makes it even more special when history is shared and the kids get to know more of the places they go to. :)

Camesha | Mama Motivator said...

Looks like a fun, educational time! I love how much your daughter is into history at such a young age. That's awesome!

Teresa Martinez said...

Your family actually accomplished two things in your trip while you all had fun and learned a lot. That's my idea of a perfect family day.

Lisa Rios said...

Sounds like a lovely place to visit with family. We always love to visit historical places. All the pictures you have posted here are awesome. Sounds like you had an amazing time with your family. Your girl looks so pretty. Would love visiting this place with my kids.

Michelle Varga said...

Looks like you guys had a great day. The museum would have been so interesting to visit. Thanks for sharing!

Jeannie Marie said...

I totally agree with your daughter about the bricks being beautiful.

Post a Comment

I love comments so leave me a line or two and I will follow your trail and comment back.

AddThis

It's been..

Daisypath - Personal pictureDaisypath Anniversary tickers




 
Travels and Wandering " © 2011 │ Template by Demcy Apdian-Dias │ Tweaked by EnAiRrAh