Former Governor's House to be used for Education
Former West Virginia governor Herman Kump's house in Elkins is going to be transformed into an educational center for teachers and students. The former governor passed away in 1962, but his daughter bought the house. When she died in 2008, she left the home to the city of Elkins with the condition that the estate be used for educational purposes. The Kump House project manager told WBOY-TV that organizers are working on creating a place where teachers can work on projects for their schools, and may eventually provide certification and training opportunities. It may be awhile before students and teachers reap the benefits. The project is not expected to be completed until 2019 and will cost about $3 million.