Greetings, As always, the safety and wellbeing of all visitors and volunteers to Woodville Plantation is always of paramount concern for the Neville House Associates. In this time of uncertainty and continually changing information regarding the COVID-19 virus and its transmission, we came to the decision back in March to remain closed and postpone all immediate events until further notice.
Recommended Reading: The Pioneers, by David McCullough
For this month, we are recommending the David McCullough book, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West. This book is currently available in our gift shop and is available for order, and we are willing to either ship it for a reasonable fee, or arrange for pickup while observing any necessary social distancing
New Virtual Sewing Circles!
Greetings!As many of you know, we started a monthly sewing circle in the summer last season. On the third Sunday of every month, we typically gather in the Stillhouse to work on our projects and have great conversation!Unfortunately with the current events, gathering in the Stillhouse just isn’t an option. So instead, we are launching virtual sewing circles! We have
JOHN NEVILLE’S BOOK RECOMMENDATION: AUTUMN OF THE BLACK SNAKE by William Hogeland
Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the US Army and the Invasion that Opened the West by William Hogeland Read of this fascinating story that also involves George Washington and Mad Anthony Wayne… In 1783, with the signing of the Peace of Paris, the American Revolution was complete. And yet even as the newly independent United States secured
Barney’s Corner July 6, 2021
Christopher Cowan purchased Woodville in 1814. By that point the 35-year-old was a successful merchant in Pittsburgh. Me married Eliza Maria Kirkpatrick in 1810. Eliza was the daughter of Mary Ann Oldham, General John Neville’s sister-in-law. Her father was Abraham Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick oversaw the defense of Bower Hill during the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. Cowan was from Enniskillen, County
Closed on July 4th
Woodville will be closed on July 4th. We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day!
Woodville is open for tours for the 2021 season. Guided tours of the house are available from 1-4 on Sundays. Tours are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 6-17. Tours for members and children under 6 are free. Please check our calendar for updated events, including a cooking demonstration on June 13 and a lecture on the perils
A VIRTUAL WOODVILLE EXPERIENCE
Happy Holidays from the Nevilles! Every year during the Christmas holiday season, we at Woodville hold our annual Candlelight Tours, an event that has become a favorite among many visitors. Unfortunately, due to the events occurring through this year, we were left unable to have our traditional live tours. The good news, however, is that thanks to the 21st century
Christmas at John Neville’s House!
Greetings!It’s Christmas at John Neville’s house and as you can see, there has been much decorating going on as preparations are made for many festivities that are to take place. This also means that our special virtual Christmas presentation is also just around the corner. This weekend, join Isaac Craig as he visits the home of John Neville for the
Barn Project, Archeology, and the New Normal by Nina Schreiner
Last month we completed the first step in our barn construction project. All construction projects on historical sites must consider their impact on archaeological resources. At Woodville Plantation, the visible site consisting of ca. 1780 mansion, outbuilding, and reconstructed gardens actually sits atop underground deposits of artifacts and cultural soil patterns that archaeologists call features. These deposits have the potential
OPENING DAY AT WOODVILLE ON JUNE 7, 2020 – RESERVATIONS NECESSARY
We are excited to be opening to the public again on June 7, 2020 with certain mandated regulations in place.Come take a tour of the John Neville House and learn of life as a well off family during the late 18th century and 19th century. As the health and safety of our docents, museum aides, and visitors are of utmost