Coffman Wagon

Coffman Wagon Exhibit, North House Museum, 301 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV

Coffman Wagon Exhibit, North House Museum, 301 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV

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 Coffman Wagon

One of the exhibits on the grounds of the North House Museum is the Coffman Wagon exhibit. This is a permanent display built in 1992 when the Greenbrier Historical Society became the owner of the property.

The main piece is the fully restored Coffman Covered Wagon. It first arrived in the Greenbrier Valley in 1788 with early settler Isaac Kauffman (the spelling changed over the years). The wagon was later used as a freight wagon by John Coffman who between 1815 and 1830 made annual trips between Lewisburg and New York via Richmond, Alexandria, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Also on display are early examples of tools and cooking equipment as well as the luggage seen in the image below that would have been used by the early settlers moving into the frontier areas of western Virginia and beyond.

Coffman Wagon Exhibit, North House Museum, 301 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV

Coffman Wagon Exhibit, North House Museum, 301 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV

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Coffman Wagon
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Coffman Wagon
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On the grounds of the North House Museum in Lewisburg, WV is the Coffman Wagon exhibit. It first arrived in the Greenbrier Valley in 1788
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  1. Steven Coffman

    I wanted to reach out to you, because my cousin and I are Coffman’s and this wagon was donated by our great-great grandfather. We are doing our best to preserve the history of our family and have many documents that will help you piece together the Coffman lineage. Feel free to contact me when you have time. Thank you!
    Steven Samuel Coffman

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