At the Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission meeting Thursday, former Pocahontas County resident, Gibbs Kinderman, right, shared a painting by artist Robert Tuckwiller, who has agreed to paint a Bicentennial Mural on the side of the Pocahontas County Opera House. Kinderman brought his proposal for the mural to the commission for approval. Among those in attendance were, Bob Sheets, left, and Doug Bernier. S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

In 2021, Pocahontas County will celebrate its Bicentennial. In preparation for the year-long “birthday party,” local organizations and historians are working on plans for an unforgettable series of events.

Participating in the planning is the Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission, which met last Thursday and took a step forward for its part.

The commission met with former county resident Gibbs Kinderman, who is working alongside the Bicentennial Committee. Kinderman has a plan for a large mural depicting the history of Pocahontas County, which is to be painted on the side of the Pocahontas County Opera House.

“The project I’m working on is in conjunction with the Bicentennial to…

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