The Jacob Stalnaker Jr. cabin is not only significant for its historic connection to the Stalnaker family and early Randolph County history but it is currently the only early log cabin in Randolph County that is available for public tours. Furnished with donated items that are period appropriate to the era of the log structure, the cabin is a pleasant step back in time to the life of the early settlers of Randolph County and West Virginia. A corner cabinet, cider press, pie safe and numerous pieces of crockery help fill the first floor. A heritage barn loom, spinning wheel and traditional rope beds and handmade coverlets supply the second story with furnishings of eras gone by. Interpretation of the life of the Stalnaker family is in the process of being created to tell the story of this family's role in the Valley.
A special thank you to Sandy and Dan Wilson for their generous donations and assistance in obtaining, delivering and arranging many wonderful period pieces for the interior of the cabin.
Donations of interior items include: a brass and silver faced 1730 grandfathers clock in working order with original oak with a polished finish, brass bed warmer with a wooden handle of period design on the brass coal cradle, original field cradle found in Sistersville, WV with original paint, Stalnaker family spinning wheel with intricate woodworking and original paint, a 100 plus year old basket made by a Stalnaker family member, two rugs Native American/Turkish designed wool rug for the master bedroom, and a colorful 1/2" thick braided rug for the first floor.