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Summer Tour Hours Announced For Gov. Kump House

Updated: Jul 11, 2022

JULY 5, 2022



ELKINS – The Kump Education Center will be offering summertime public tours of the Gov. Kump House in Elkins beginning Thursday, July 7. The free tour hours are Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 3-5:30 p.m. through Sunday, August 7.


The public tour hours provide visitors the opportunity to see vintage family wedding gowns, memorabilia, and new interpretive displays. The displays focus not only on family weddings but also on the historical significance of the site and the legacy of Gov. Kump, one of the most influential governors of the state.


Admission to the event is free, but donations are highly encouraged. Parking is available behind the Kump House, located on Randolph Ave., Elkins, across from Kroger’s. Parking can also be accessed from Seneca Road.


The new interpretive displays are partially funded by a West Virginia Humanities Council mini-grant. The WV Humanities Council is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities.


For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program, contact Humanities Council grants administrator Erin Riebe at (304) 346-8500 or via email at riebe@wvhumanities.org. Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.


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KEC volunteer Jane Lawson assisted with the recently held Open House at the historic Gov. Kump House. Visitors can also view the home Thursday and Sunday afternoons, July 7-August 7, from 3-5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

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