A New Face On An Old ManJun 22, 2023 12:59PM ● By Virginia Dean
Now, with the widespread agreement that rebuilding on the cliff is not appropriate, a new nonprofit organization, the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, has stepped forward to create a privately funded monument to the popular state symbol.
The organization grew out of the task force appointed by Governor Sununu in partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Parks & Recreation to provide a “lasting legacy of remembrance” for the Old Man of the Mountain. The fund’s primary focus is to create a permanent memorial based on the design of Ron Magers and Shelly Bradbury. It includes the Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza featuring 1,000 paver stones engraved with the names and memories of friends of the Old Man and Franconia Notch along with seven profilers that allow visitors to see the famous profile on the mountain once again. The Legacy Fund maintains an exhibit at Cannon Mountain’s Tramway building and at the start of the path leading to the Profiler Plaza. Visitors can follow the scenic pathway to Profile Lake and the new Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza.
For further information about the Old Man of the Mountain, visit www.oldmannh.org.