Howard Mural Project

Howard Mural Project

Howard Mural Project

 

The Howard Mural Project

Dedicated on August 3, 2019 the Memories of Howard Mural Project is
an exciting addition to the Benson Museums. The mural was painted on
the east side of the Gragg Agricultural Museum and covers the entire
18’ X 40’ wall. Viewers will enjoy the vibrant colors as they gaze at the
wall. Included in the mural are several buildings that represent
Howard’s past; the Historic Howard State Bank, Union Center School
House, a church representing the many churches in our community and
the Elk County Courthouse. The citizens of Howard and the events they
participate in are also front and center in the mural; memories of grain
harvest, the Elk Co Fair and 4-H, musicians, parades, children fishing
and playing in the school yard, a wagon train, a football player and the
mascots for the three high schools that represent Howard and Elk
County and a pedal car with children. Of course, the American Flag and
the railroad that ran through Howard for many years are represented.
You will also see animals of the prairie and symbols of Kansas
statehood. Don’t just drive by the mural, its vibrant colors beg you to
stop and take a good look, you will be amazed at the detail and what
you see when you look closely. The artists for the project were Christi
Hubbell Robert, Kaylee Snell, Rayna Robert, Timber Robert and Jace
Robert, the project took one month to complete.