Discover Orchidelirium & the Work of Adelaide Stifel at the Mansion Museum
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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

june, 2020

sat20jun(jun 20)10:00 amsun03jan(jan 3)5:00 pmOrchidelirium: The Social, Scientific and Sentimental Passion of Adelaide Stifel(june 20) 10:00 am - (january 3) 5:00 pm The Museums of Oglebay Institute, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

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The Mansion Museum’s latest exhibit explores “Orchidelirium,” the fanatical Victorian-era obsession with collecting, cultivating and discovering orchids, through the work of Adelaide Flaccus Stifel.

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1884, Stifel took up the hobby in the late 1930s as part of an American and European craze that would make orchids the nexus of science, status and beauty.

This exhibit explores her individual passion for orchids through paintings, cultivation and her own meticulous scientific records.

“Orchidelirium” is on display through January 3 and is included with museum admission.

Sponsored by The Honorable and Mrs. Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. & Mr. James H. Frey and Mr. Michael P. Hires.

Museums Hours:

  • 10am-5pm daily through November 5
  • Nov. 6 – Jan. 3: 10am-5pm Sun. through Thurs.; 10am-10pm Fri. & Sat.
  • Christmas Eve: 10am-5pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 10am-5pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


  • Single Museum admission: $10
  • Dual Museum admission (Mansion and Glass Museums): $15
  • (Ages 17 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult.)


June 20 (Saturday) 10:00 am - January 3 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


The Museums of Oglebay Institute

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700