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Francis H. Pierpont Day

February 1, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Francis H. Pierpont, the “Father of West Virginia” and Governor of Restored Virginia from 1861 -1862 was born on this day. He was elected Governor by all 77 Representatives at the Second Wheeling Convention.

He also established free education to all which did not exist in Virginia. In 1865 he established what is now known as Fairmont State University.

A short reception will take place at the Marion County Visitor Center:

11:30 – 12:00 – social gathering with Dulcimer Music by Jeff Fedan
12:00 – Welcome by Dora Kay Grubb
Invocation by Rev. D.D. Meighen
Pledge of Allegiance by Royal Watts
The Contributions of  Francis H. Pierpont by Councilman Dan Weber
Introduction of Gov. Francis H. Pierpont (Art Dodds)
Reading of the Amendment by Commissioner Rick Garcia
The Obituary of Gov. Pierpont by Rev. Richard Bowyer
Cutting of the cake by Blair Montgomery and JoAnn Lough

Open to the public.

Tours will also be given at the Marion County Museum


February 1, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Marion County Visitor Center
Cole St, Pleasant Valley, WV 26554, USA
Pleasant Valley, United States