Kump Education Center

Kump Education Center
401 Randolph Avenue
P.O. Box 1106
Elkins, WV 26241

Upcoming Events

Professional Development School

Educational Seminars

Aug 18, 2016

Fun for the Whole Family

10:00- 5:00 Saturday, August 20, 2016
Kump Education Center
(Across from Kroger)

  • Open Studio Tour 2016 Artist Marcia Mitchell
  • Historic House Tours 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
  • Vintage Restaurant Picnic 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Flash Mob at 12:00 Noon
  • Croquet on the Lawn
  • Apple Picking in the Orchard

Our Flash Mob will be at noon Saturday, August 20 in the middle of the Open Studio Tour sponsored by the Randolph County Arts Center.

We envision a Bruegel painting of people on a glorious Saturday at Kump Education Center.

The "Mob" will congregate by 11:45 a.m. on three sides -- not in front of the Kump house.

Some folks will be playing croquet in the south lawn near the Kump pasture. Others may enjoy observing -- not eating vegetables in the community garden behind the historic house. Still more will be picking and eating apples in the orchard above the building.

Just at noon the pied piper will begin playing the melody of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." Then she will walk through the south lawn inviting croquet players to leave their game, garden lovers to come away from the vegetables, and apple pickers to climb down from their fruitful trees.

The musical "Mob" will be able to park a short time in the Kroger lot, along the south fence of the historic Kump property, or on the field behind the Kump house near the back entrance on Seneca Road.

"Ode to Joy" Lyrics

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flow'rs before Thee,
Opening to the Sun above,
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
earth and heav'n reflect Thy rays,
stars and angels sing around Thee,
center of unbroken praise:
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flow'ry meadow, flashing sea,
chanting[4] bird and flowing fountain,
call us to rejoice in Thee.
Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean-depth of happy rest!
Reference Jump up ^ "The Hymn of Joy". The Survey. 1914. Retrieved December 1, 2013

For more information contact
Heather R. Biola, Director
Kump Education Center
401 South Randolph Avenue
Elkins, West Virginia 26241