Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cullman historical murals to be dedicated

The Cullman County Historical Society will hold an official dedication of the "2010: Year of Small Town and Downtown" project, "Lest We Forget" Cullman murals.

The Dr. Luther Hayes Home will be dedicated as the new headquarters of the historical society and will be open for a reception before and after the dedication.

After the ceremony, attendees may ride CARTS buses to each mural with a guide who will tell the story of each mural. The tour will also stop at the new "2010: Year of Small Town and Downtown" historical marker telling the story of Cullman County.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Hayes House, 611 First Avenue SW, one block south of the Cullman County Courthouse.

The beautiful paintings were done by local artists on the sides of public buildings. The first was a portrait of Col. Johann Cullmann, the town's founder, on the side of Newman's Cleaners on Hwy. 278. Others murals depict historic buildings which no longer exist, including the first county courthouse, Werdt's Deli and the Leeth Bank. Others include the USS Cuilman, a troop transport ship active during World War II, and an South and North train locomotive.

See our Google map of the murals and other historic sites here.

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