Pearisburg

United States



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Website: http://home.i-plus.net/gi

Andrew Johnston House Museum

The Andrew Johnston House serves as the hub of the Historical Museum Complex. The home, built in 1829 of hand-formed brick, is a well-preserved Federal-style home, with fine details and pleasing proportions. It is an outstanding example of homes from it's period.


Permanent Collection

Structurally, the hand-laid brick walls are twenty-two inches thick at the base, tapering to fourteen inches at the second floor level. First-floor floor joists are logs a foot in diameter. Ten foot ceilings grace first floor rooms, while the seond floor ceilings are nine feet, six inches in height. The original pine floors, laid using hand-forged square nails, are still visible in some of the rooms. The windows were constructed of yellow locust, and show very little wear from their 150+ years of use. Handsome mantels surround the fireplaces. It is believed the kitchen was originally in the basement of the home, and meals would have been carried to the first-floor dining room through an outside entrance. The front of the house features a stately portico which is supported by two square and two Ionic columns.


Exhibitions

The museum's collections are protected and preserved by state-of-the-art mechanical and electronic system




Cost

Free


Opening hours

Wednesday thru Friday - 12:00 noon until 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday - 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
(Closed Holidays and During Inclement Weather)






Museum internal and external photos (1)

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