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In Oglebay Park. Period antiques, glittering glass treasures and heritage activities in in the Mansion Museum. Built in 1846 by Hanson Chapline, Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum was originally an eight room farm house. The Wheeling Mansion went t hrough seven different owners before it was purchased by Earl W. Oglebay in 1900. Mr. Oglebay made the mansion and its surrounding grounds his family's summer estate, and he called the estate Waddington Farms. Upon his death in 1926, after many renovations and expansions of the mansion, Mr. Oglebay willed his estate to the city of Wheeling in order that it become a facility for education and recreation for the region. The mansion became a museum in 1930.

Location: Hwy 88, Wheeling West Virginia Telephone 304-242-7272

Other History nearby:
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(Bethany) Campbell Mansion
(Cambridge) Degenhart Paperweight and Glass Museum
(Cambridge) Degenhart Paperweight and Glass Museum
(Dennison) Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
(Fort Scott) Fort Scott National Historic Site

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