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. Now, 20 years later, the City of Burlington is releasing 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 The 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.
The Centennial Mural: A History of Burlington’s First 100 Years will premiere at the Paramount Theater at 7:00PM on Thursday, November 7th. The premiere event is sponsored by the City of Burlington, The Times-News, Alamance Regional Medical Center, and The Alamance County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are free and can be obtained at the offices of The Times-News (707 South Main Street, Burlington), or at the Box Office of the Paramount Theater (128 East Front Street, Burlington), Mondays-Saturdays from 12-3pm, or by phone at 336-222-8497. After the premier, the documentary will be made available digitally on the City’s website or for purchase on DVD.
With questions, or for more information, contact Rachel Hawley in the City’s Office of Public Information at email@example.com or at 336-222-5076.