Memorial Park Design
The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy fund is helping create new and unique experiences for first time and returning visitors, whether they seek strenuous activity, leisurely and reflective pursuits or family outings. Stunning stone works, magnificent views, connected alpine and Notch by-ways and trails, and interactive opportunities in all parts of the Park’s environment will make it a destination to be visited again and again.
Shelly Bradbury and Ron Magers (in the photo to the right) were chosen from over 40 applicants from across the nation by an independent jury of distinguished NH artists and citizens. Their submission was a unique combination of artistic sculpture and on-site experience, drawing inspiration from the original natural formation. Shelley and Ron bring a unique combination of fine art talent and consumer design skill to this historic project.
The Fund's primary focus is the construction of a large-scale monument that will provide an exciting new visitor attraction and honor the state's much-loved emblem. The first phase of the monument was dedicated in June 2011 and includes seven steel "profilers" that recreate the visage of the Old Man looking over Franconia Notch. The profilers are part of the Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza, which comprises hundreds of paver stones imparting memories of many people who love the Old Man.