Summary of Project: Mountain of Hope has spent two years assisting in the development of a coal heritage museum that will be located in downtown Mount Hope. Mountain of Hope has been developing a photographic history of coal mining communities in Southern West Virginia from a collection developed by the late George Bragg and other photographers and historians. The overall goal is to have three large main photographic displays, each accompanied by a small multimedia/video station. Supplementarily there will be a series of smaller sized exhibitions that may be rotated on a schedule. The exhibit will include:
The Mountain of Hope Organization (MOHO) Brick Project was envisioned in 2015 by Stewart Payne (MOHO Board Member). The goal was to memorialize all supporters, administrators, teachers, and students who were part of the glorious history of Dubois High and Mt. Hope High. Therefore, the construction of a brick recognition display in front of the Mt. Hope High Municipal Football Stadium was initiated.
This huge enterprise was expedited with the invaluable assistance of the FIT masonry class, supervised by Darrell Fisher, who onsite, cut the bricks to fit the installation. A temporary banner was installed for the ceremony and was eventually replaced by a permanent structure recognizing the efforts of the MOHO organization.
On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in front of the Mt Hope High Municipal Football Stadium.
This event coincided with the free the public picnic at the Mount Hope City Park where the latest scholarship recipients were honored. Currently, MOHO has provided over $55,000 of scholarships to deserving area students and all profits of the brick project are earmarked to continue this philanthropic scholarship program.
Also, we are forever grateful to the Mustang supporters whose loyalty has been instrumental in making our scholarship distribution come to fruition. While we still have a few bricks that are combined efforts have come to a successful conclusion. However, if anyone wishes to make a tax-deductible donation to the MOHO organization please notify Jerry Adams via the MOHO website.