Centennial Mural Documentary

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In 1993, as the City of Burlington celebrated its Centennial, a mural was painted on the walls of the historic train Depot that now stands on Main Street in Downtown Burlington. The mural depicts some of the most important moments in the history of the City. 20 years later, the City of Burlington released a documentary film taking viewers on a journey through the City’s first 100 years, as told by the images on the walls of the Historic Depot. From a town built on the rail, to the construction of the City’s prized parks and lakes, the documentary, titled The Centennial Mural: A History of Burlington’s First 100 Years, highlights the most significant milestones of the City’s first century.  The film, produced by All Pro Media in Burlington, is approximately 33 minutes long and includes interviews with the mural’s artist, Rodney Moser, and local historian and Times-News Editor Emeritus, Don Bolden. In addition to the historical significance of each panel of the mural, the film features personal accounts of Mr. Moser and Mr. Bolden that tell the story of the mural’s creation.

“This documentary is something that our citizens can treasure forever,” says Burlington City Manager Harold Owen. “While we hope to forever preserve the images on the Depot walls, we know we won’t always have those individuals who were involved in its creation; preserving the story behind the mural was important to us.”

DVD copies of the video are available at the May Memorial Library and can be purchased fro $5.00 from the City's Office of Public Information. Contact Rachel Kelly in the City’s Office of Public Information at rkelly@ci.burlington.nc.us or at 336-222-5076.