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Ten years of preserving history

October 10, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Ten years ago, an important step was taken in the preservation of our local history with the opening of the Hancock County Historical Museum.

Located in the Marshall House in New Cumberland, the museum helps to take visitors on a trip back in time to see samples of life in our area in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

We are fortunate to have this museum - and others in our area -?to preserve our past for future generations, and we thank all of those who have had the vision to create it and the tenacity to keep it going ever since.

On Saturday, the museum held its own celebration for its 10 year anniversary and took some time to honor a few of those who helped to guide them on their path of preservation.

Those recognized were Marie Converse, Victor Greco and the members of the Wells family. Their work has been very important, and we too thank them for their hard work and dedication toward providing such a great place for our area residents to learn and appreciate where we came from.

The event also served as a dedication for a new attraction, now located on the museum grounds, with the installation of a historical bell which at one time had been located on a tow boat on the Ohio River, but also had been at the former Globe Brick factory and the former Union Chapel in Hancock County.

It is good to see the dream of creating this museum move ahead and reach this important milestone. We are sure, with continued support, it will be a part of our community for years to come.

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