Current Projects


Theme: Historic Railroad Era

This mural project will focus on the railroad era of Hillsdale spanning from 1854 to 1956.  At its peak, over 20 passenger trains passed through town each day.  This mural will capture the significant excitement, activity, and history that the railroad brought to our community during this time.

Wes Hardin of Dothan, Alabama has accepted the commissioning to paint this mural.  Mr. Hardin is an accomplished illustrator and muralist with almost 30 years of professional experience, and we are excited to share his talents with the Hillsdale community.

This mural will be located on the western facing wall of 32 East Bacon. An initial sketch of the train mural on the Board of Realtor building by Mr. Hardin follows. We will update with new sketches as they become available.

We are offering a new opportunity for community involvement in this mural. There are 10 portrait spots available for purchase in this mural. Each spot is available for a $1,000 tax-deductible gift to the project and will be reserved on a first-come basis. Mr. Hardin will paint an individual into the mural, as selected by the donor. This is a wonderful way for community members to commemorate a loved one or recognize an individual of historical significance. Please contact the LBL at for more information.

WE CAN: Donate a Paint Can Today

Help us to raise money for our current mural project! This fundraising campaign focuses on buying paint for the mural. Using high quality artist acrylic mural paint is important to the longevity and beauty of the mural. This paint is very expensive but worth the cost. We are inviting community members, schools, businesses and other non-profits to support the project by buying one or more cans of paint. You "can" buy a share of this mural project.

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Mural Sketch by Wes Dothan Site of Latest Mural Project