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Darby Collection on Public Display at Davis & Elkins College

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A collection of nearly 10,000 North American treasures is on public display at Davis & Elkins College.

The Stirrup Gallery is the new permanent home of the Darby Collection.

Elkins collector Hosea M. Darby donated the artifacts to Davis & Elkins in 1942.

The most notable portions of the collection are the 300-plus Spanish, French, English, and American powder horns.

The collection also contains guns, rifles and pistols dating from the 1600s to the Civil War era.

"In the fewest of words, my ultimate goal was to make this a destination people come to Elkins, West Virginia just to come and see this facility and what we have here," said Mark Lanham, coordinator of Special Collections.

The Stirrup Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and weekends by appointment.

Call 304-637-1980 for more information.