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Lewis & Clark Appear in Steubenville

As part of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trails, Historic Fort Steuben is committed to bringing the knowledge and recognition of this incredible journey to the public through exhibits, programs, and now a new mural in the City of Murals!

Artist Kyle Holbrook is creating the mural on the Corps of Discovery and has invited community members to be part of the project by stopping by and painting on Fridays from 6-8pm, July 5 and July 12.

Holbrook, founder of Moving Lives of Kids (MLK Mural Project), has created nearly 400 murals in the Pittsburgh area alone, as well as in 43 countries and 49 states. His goal is to show the true power of art to unite communities, champion causes, and beautify neighborhoods.

The Lewis & Clark mural design features the key figures who made the trek across America in 1803-1806. Since Meriwether Lewis stopped in Steubenville on his way from Pittsburgh, the city is now part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. A map indicating the route is included in the mural.

“We have been planning this addition to the City of Murals for over a year and it’s exciting to see it finally developing as Kyle transforms an old brick wall into a work of art and history,” said Judy Bratten, Director of Historic Fort Steuben and the Visitor Center which manages the murals. “What makes Kyle’s work unique is his desire to have the community involved, making it a collaborative effort to instill pride and encourage cooperation.”

The mural is located on Court Alley off of Market Street, close by several other murals featuring Abraham Lincoln, the Steubenville Rotary Club, Moses Fleetwood Walker, the Old Firehouse, and His First Deposit.

Donations towards the mural are welcome and can be made through the website or by contacting the Visitor Center at 740.283.1787.

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