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The Mountain Arts District (MAD) is a directory of musicians, artists, educational opportunities, events and venues in the highland region of West Virginia. It’s purpose it to promote the unique arts and culture of northcentral West Virginia. Learn more.
  • French Creek Freddie Statue

    Jawbone Park S Florida St, Buckhannon, WV 26201 Placed 2018   Put in place at Buckhannon’s Jawbone Park and officially unveiled on Mar. 20, 2018, the famous groundhog now stands to remind everyone that Spring will always come again! Katie Kuba gives this brief account from Mayor David McCauley in an article written in The Record Delta: “Half in jest, I suggested that his eminence be perpetually honored in our own Jawbone Park to which several southern Upshurians, (or is it Upshurites?…) asked if I was serious, to which I responded if they wanted it, we’d make it happen,” McCauley told attendees at Freddie’s unveiling Tuesday. “They wanted it, so (public works director) Jerry Arnold, Tim Miller of The Sign Guy and yours truly worked on a design and here we are.” “When discussing dimensions, Jerry Arnold said, ‘Go big or go home!’”  “We figured a good day to unveil […]

  • Buckhannon City Seal

    Main St. and Locust St., Buckhannon Debra Dorland, 2006 The Buckhannon seal depicts an imagined meeting between the great Delaware chief Buckhongahelas (after whom this city is reputedly named) & one of the region’s first European settlers, Samuel Pringle, who, with his brother John, made a home in a huge hollow sycamore tree just north of present-day Buckhannon. Back to the Gallery

  • Barbour County War Memorial

    N. Main St., Philippi — on the Courthouse lawn Inscription reads: Erected by Barbour County Post No. 44, The American Legion, and the Citizens of This County The Soldiers’ Memorial, dedicated to the memory of twenty-four local men who gave their lives in World War I, was unveiled on November 11, 1923.  The project was sponsored by American Legion Post 44 and financed by businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals.  The eight-foot bronze Doughboy is one of 136 statues sculpted by Ernest Moore Viquesney, whose grandfather, Charles Alfred Viquesney, became a naturalized citizen in 1844 ceremonies at the Philippi courthouse, on the grounds where the statues now stands. Back to the Gallery