The Romney Project is under the auspices of the Hampshire County Arts Council working with the support and encouragement of the Town of Romney. It is funded by the Arts Council and by the group’s own fundraising efforts.
The goal of the Romney Project is to enhance the image of Romney and foster a sense of pride in our town. Currently, the group is working on a mural project for the Hampshire Co-op and Heritage Marketplace building on Marsham Street. An artistic sign has been painted on the building. This will be flanked by six 4’ x 8’ mural panels to be erected along the length of the building. Two of the six are already in place. Each mural depicts different aspects of the Co-op – music, fine arts, fiber arts, woodworking, gourmet, and pottery.
One mural has been completed on the east side of the 1800’s building at 332 East Main Street (beside Town Hall). Photo op cutout figures of a gentleman and lady dressed in 1800’s clothing are currently installed on Main Street beside the Potomac Highlands Guild Office. Ultimately, The Romney Project is looking to find the most suitable home for the Historical Timeline Mural, depicting life in Romney from early Indian settlements to today. This large mural will be a major undertaking requiring considerable time, effort, and expense.