Published On: Fri, Nov 1st, 2013

What’s the story on the Main Street mural?

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The MAIN STREET Mural can now be viewed on www.pocahontascountywv.com as an interactive image. Scroll over sections of the image to learn more about the history behind the design created by Molly Must. File photo

The MAIN STREET Mural can now be viewed on www.pocahontascountywv.com as an interactive image. Scroll over sections of the image to learn more about the history behind the design created by Molly Must. File photo

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 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.

 

 

 

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