Fall Tea Party

Come do some Day-Before Thanksgiving Shopping. Then sit and unwind with a cup of tea and baked sweets at our Fall Tea Party.  Bring your favorite cup and saucer to show-and -tell or use one of ours! Share your family recipes. Baked-goods donations are  welcome. Tea will be self-serve at the Holt’s House Annex Building,  302 East Main Street, Glenville, WV.  Come on out and get a jump on Black Friday gift shop sales. 

Hunters welcome! Come in for a snack to take back onto the mountain, get your shirt tail cut, or picture taken of the big kill.  We’d love to share your stories with everyone.  Maybe you can find a Christmas gift for that special someone. 

We’re open every Wednesday from 11am-3pm. 

And this year

Black Friday, Nov. 26th, and Saturday, Nov. 27th. 

We look forward to seeing you. 

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It’s Folk Festival Month!

Print allIn new windowThe WV State Folk Festival is coming up!  It opens at 4 PM on Thursday June 17th and we have a lot of interesting events at the Holt House!!  We’ll be open Thursday, June 17th, 4 to 9 PM; Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 9 PM.  and yes, our air conditioning works in both buildings!

One of the events will be a maple tree tapping demonstration.  Along with that, you can buy chances on winning a maple tapping kit. See photo below:  Each of 4 maple tapping kits, courtesy of Brandon Daniels of CDL maple supplies (304-575-7266, [email protected]) contains  * 10 taps with short tubes* 3 paper filters* 1 Instruction sheet* 1 catalog for more mapling supplies We will also include coloring and activity books, which may be included upon request, courtesy of Kate Fotos, Future Generations University’s Maple in the Classroom project ([email protected]), printing costs donated by Tina Barton at Croagh Patrick Maple Works in Tanner, WV ([email protected]). 

There will also be children’s activities, demonstrations in weaving and spinning throughout the festival days at the Holt house. Friday and Saturday morning, basket making demonstration by Carol Reed.  You will be able to make a rope on Saturday afternoon using an antique rope making machine.  You can weave your own mug rug, weave on the big barn loom, and take a tour of the Holt House. There will be wool preparation for spinning demonstrations. We will even have a hands-on grain grinding event on Friday afternoon. There will be members with hand made merchandise and art in the annex as well as outside. 

Don’t forget we have ghost stories at 7:30 Thursday and Friday evenings with Dave Corcoran. We have books and gifts items (handcrafted by our volunteers) in our Holt House gift shop (all proceeds from gift shop sales go towards maintaining the historical society property and future events) – 2022 calendars (and ask my why some are bound on the top and some on the side)… if we run out, you can order them and we’ll print more… There are a lot of things in the Holt House you haven’t seen before, so come see us!! our newest display is a mid 1700’s baby cradle (be sure to ask one of our volunteers to explain the, unusual but very traditional to that time period, cradle straps and woolen baby items!

Our normal hours to be open are Wednesdays, 11 to 3.  Come on in.  Don’t be surprised to see creative people doing their thing, as we have been having a lot of fun on Wednesdays handcrafting items to sell in our gift shop and creating new displays for the museum…We also have 2 computers and a lovely new printer that was graciously donated that you can use in the annex, as well as a lot of genealogical, WV history books, old property maps etc in our library for you to use.

If you would like to learn to weave, spin, sew, knit, crochet etc please contact us and we can set you up with free lessons! Although we do ask that you consider a small donation to help cover utility usage during the days of those lessons if you can afford to do so.
Maple Syrup kits to be raffled during Folk Festival