The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce held a public open house event at the courthouse on Wednesday evening.
Guests were given a tour of the courtroom and learned about the history of the building. The current structure was dedicated in 1903, but was restored in 2000.
Host Gerald Fogg says he wants more people to be able to see one of the state’s most impressive courtrooms.
“People from around the state who come here on official business always, when they first walk in the courtroom, express amazement or a sense of awe at the beauty of the courtroom. In particular our stained glass dome,” said Fogg. “And so, so many people in the county, I’m sure, have never had the opportunity to come and see what’s here.”
The tour ended with Fogg showing the guests a video describing the courtroom’s restoration that was narrated by Circuit Judge Alan Moats.