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Old Main Shines Blue in Honor of Essential Workers

Old Main #LightItBlueBETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College’s historic Old Main is shining blue in honor of all health care workers, first responders, and all other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the #LightItBlue campaign.

Blue film was used to mask the existing lighting. The lights are turned on about 7 p.m.

Old Main was built between 1858 and 1871 and its Gothic Revival architecture is the focal point of Bethany’s campus. The structure was declared a national historic landmark in 1990.


Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.

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