The Telling Tree Murals were the dream of Kathryn Lewis, director of The Telling Trees Project and recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Arts Award for Art in Education. On May 1, 2012, via Senate Resolution 643, the Mississippi Legislature declared that Stone County is Mississippi’s Mural County.
The Murals of Stone County are either mosaic tile or painted. They are found everywhere across the county – Blaylock Park, the “Dizzy Dean” Welcome Center on Highway 49, and every county school, as well as the Perkinston Campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, churches, libraries, post offices. The Murals celebrate the people of Stone County: who they are, where they 1ive, and the culture, industry, and habitat that are the foundation of Stone County. They celebrate the p’s of Stone County – people, pickles, paper, pine, paper, poles, pecans, paper chips, pellets, and pottery. They tell how the virgin pine forest of the area were and are the lifeblood of the Stone County economy ( the source of turpentine paper chips and wood pellets, poles, and lumber) and about Wiggins being the home to the largest pickle factory in the world! Currently there are twenty-six murals and additional murals are planned including one to honor Stone County’s veterans.
Location Address: across the county – Blaylock Park, the “Dizzy Dean” Welcome Center on Highway 49, every county school as well as the Perkinston Campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, churches, libraries, post offices.
For more information, contact
The Telling Trees, P. O. Box L2 I 3, Wiggins, Mississippi, 39571
Accessibility: The Telling Tree Murals are located in different locations throughout Stone County. Click here for detailed information regarding accessibility.