WAMCC Unveils Restored Weirton Floor Coverings Wreath

Weirton, WV—On Saturday, November 28 at 4:15 pm, the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will unveil the fully restored Weirton Floor Coverings wreath, donated in August 2020 by the family of Eleanor Schumacher Davis. The event will be livestreamed on the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center Facebook page beginning at 4:15 pm so that it is available for viewing during the live unveiling and lighting ceremony as well as afterwards.
The giant wreath, which is just over five feet in diameter, was originally purchased for $75.00 in 1959 and had been garlanded with live pine boughs. It then appeared for 60 Christmases in the Weirton Floor Coverings’ large central display window, located in the blonde brick building at the junction of Palm Drive, Penco Road, and Pennsylvania Ave on Weirton Heights.
For many people, this wreath heralded the holiday season, and it will continue to do so. The Davis family’s tradition will now live on at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, whose mission is to preserve Weirton’s rich culture and history.
The Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center (WAMCC) is located at 3149 Main Street in Weirton, West Virginia and is open from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, but children are free, although they must be accompanied by an adult. WAMCC preserves Weirton’s history and culture for future generations. To learn about upcoming exhibitions and events, please follow WAMCC on Facebook at “Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center” or visit us at www.weirtonareamuseum.com/.