Molly Must’s beautiful mural on the corner of Main Street and First Avenue – inspired by the writings of Louise McNeill and G. D. McNeill – is a very complex work of art. While people find it fascinating, a few walk away wondering what some of its elements mean.
A new interactive page on the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau website explains where Must got her ideas – and the significance of the various images.
Go to http://www.pocahontascountywv.com and under “Fun Activities,” click on the word “Heritage.” On the Heritage page, click on “Interactive Mural in Marlinton.”
You will then be able to take a virtual tour of the mural, while reading explanatory text by Must.
Must’s current mural-in-progress – inspired by the experience of county residents at the time of the Battle of Droop Mountain – will be introduced to the public Sunday afternoon November 24, starting at 2 p.m. The preview will take place in Must’s studio, located in the upstairs of the Pretty Penny Café in Hillsboro.