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Busy Weekend Planned for the Residents of Sistersville

By Randy Rutherford - Staff Writer | May 5, 2021

Sistersville Ferry Boat

An exciting weekend in Sistersville is ahead for area residents to enjoy. The Sistersville Ferry will open its 2021season with a kick-off reception, an antique car “Cruise-In” is happening on Catherine Street, two impressive art shows will be on display and the Sistersville Museum will be open to the public.

First up the Sistersville Ferry will begin service this week on Thursday, May 6th and will kick off the season with a reception on Saturday May 8th at the historic Joshua Russell House at the ferry boat landing from 2:00 to 4:00. To add to this event, the Russell House will be hosting live entertainment by “Henrie Lane,” and an art show featuring local artists and ferry boat memorabilia. The reception is open to the public.

Also happening is an antique car “Cruise-In” from 1:00 to 4:00 on Catherine Street organized by local antique car enthusiast, Bill Hess. Bill has invited many of his antique car friends to join him in Sistersville for the festivities and display their beautiful cars for locals to enjoy. There is no fee to attend.

The Sistersville Museum will also be open to the public featuring its unique display of items pertaining to the oil and gas industry and the history of the Sistersville area. Make sure you plan to stop in for a leisurely visit with Carolyn Sterns as she hosts this interesting collection.

And if that wasn’t enough to make this weekend special, the Sistersville Elementary School students have been working hard to create art for the “Spring is in the Air” art show which will be on display from May 8-May 9th at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville, WV. Each grade level has prepared a unique work of art featuring imagery associated with springtime. The gallery will be open to the public from 1pm-5pm on May 8 and 1pm-3pm on Mother’s Day, May 9th. Bring all the special mothers in your life and join us in celebrating the arts and the rich history of the Sistersville area!