Farmer completes historic mural in Harrodsburg
Native Berean and Berea College alumni Damon Farmer recently completed a large exterior mural in downtown Harrodsburg.
The 45-foot long painting, on College Street very near Fort Harrod State Park, was commissioned by Mercer County Tourism as a part of preparing the town for next year’s 250th anniversary celebration. Founded in 1774,
Harrodsburg was the first settlement of colonials in Kentucky. Farmer’s design depicts elements of Mercer County’s historic past, including Harrodsburg’s founder James Harrod and other pioneers, Shaker Village residents, historic buildings, a native American hunter, wildlife, and the town’s famous ancient Osage Orange tree.
At an unveiling event, Farmer expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to create this new landmark celebrating Kentucky history. Perhaps best known in Berea for his sand sculptures, created for many of Berea’s July 4th celebrations, Damon has painted several murals throughout Kentucky including the ones in the Versailles, Frankfort and Somerset Kroger dining areas. Samples of his murals and other paintings can be seen at damonfarmer.com.
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