Murals of York celebrate their 10th anniversary
The special Connections section, to run in the York Sunday News on May 21, contains six pages of updated Murals of York content.
This could be the first time all 18 large-scale outdoor murals have been published in color all in one place. Artists painted the murals from 1996 to 2001 to promote tourism, improve York’s appearance and provide a sense of pride in York County’s history… .
The York Daily Record did a black-and-white Murals of York booklet in 2000, but the last mural on Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers was not included. It was not yet completed at the time of publication. To order a copy of this booklet, see www.yorkheritage.org.
This publication comes on the 10th anniversary of the Murals of York program.
A Murals of York board oversaw their painting, and the panels have been turned over to the York County Heritage Trust. One wishes more murals would be painted, but the upkeep of those already out there will no doubt grow over the years.
To see a walking tour guide, maps and mural details, see Murals of York.