Mansion Museum Offers Unique Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Together

Photo Provided Oglebay Institute’s curator Holly McCluskey will take visitors on a guided champagne tour of the Mansion Museum Thursday. McCluskey is pictured here under a portrait of Sarita Howell Oglebay and with items from the wedding of Sarita and Courtney Burton in 1912. Sarita was the only child of Earl and Sallie Paull Oglebay.

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute presents a Valentine’s Champagne Tour of the Mansion Museum in Oglebay from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

During the champagne tour, guests will learn about the lives and loves of three generations of the Oglebay Family– secret engagements, tragedy, young love, second chances and more. Presented by Holly McCluskey, the program includes the rare opportunity to go inside the Mansion’s period rooms. Couples will receive champagne, chocolates, a single rose and a glass “kiss” made in the Glass Museum studio.

The program appeals to local history buffs as well as those who are intrigued by stories of love and romance.

Admission is per couple. Members of Oglebay Institute receive a discount.

Space is limited. Advance reservation is required and can be made by calling 304-242-7272 or at


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