America's founding documents will be displayed in new courthouse
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Copies of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights will be displayed on the third floor of the new Morgan County Courthouse.
Resident artist Chris Bosley made wall hangings displaying the documents for Berkeley Springs High School and Warm Springs Middle School, Morgan County Prosecutor Debra MH McLaughlin said at Thursday's Morgan County Commission meeting.
Instead of a wall hanging, the documents will be displayed on a 12-foot-long oak table that Bosley is building and will be placed in front of the windows overlooking the Fairfax Green on Fairfax Street.
McLaughlin said the third floor, which houses the circuit courtroom, will be a great place for the display.
Only the original form of the Constitution will be displayed, not the amendments, Bosley said.
He said he would have it in place on the third floor before the Constitution Day celebration on Sept. 16.