WVU Youth Activities

Extension Service & 4-H: Heritage Education at WVU's Jackson’s Mill

DescriptionThe Heritage Area at WVU Jackson's Mill provides a wide range of educational programming for youth and adults. Visitors are able to tour the original Jackson's Mill which was built by Cummins Jackson, uncle of famed Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and which served as part of young Thomas Jackson's boyhood homestead. Visitors are also able to see Blaker's Mill, and actual 18th Century working gristmill which was relocated to the property and still regularly grinds corn and wheat. A working blacksmith shop allows youth and adults to learn about this heritage craft, and to see items created before their own eyes. Two pioneer log cabins are on the property, and provide a glimpse into life in Appalachia in the years prior to the Civil War. As a program of West Virginia 4-H, docents and volunteers conduct regular educational tours and interpretive programs. School and group tours of the Heritage Area are available and welcome by advance arrangement.
Website:http://jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/heritage_education
Tags:4-H, Extension
Location:160 WVU Jackson Mill, Weston, WV 26452 map
County:Statewide
Age Group:Pre-K,Elementary,Middle School,High School
Enrollment:Open.
Dates:On-going
Fee:See website
Sponsored By:Extension Service
Other Details:Call for scheduling
Contact:Dean Hardman (Dean.Hardman@mail.wvu.edu 304-406-7012 or 304-641-2482)