Community History Murals in North Carolina Branch Banks

[This blog post comes from Kim Andersen, Audio Visual Materials Archivist.]

Wells Fargo Bank works with State Archives Audio Visual Materials Unit to put community history murals in branch banks

I have been helping Wells Fargo Bank choose photographs and other images documenting towns and cities across the state of North Carolina to be used to create murals for local branches of Wells Fargo Bank.   Working with the researchers and designers at Wells Fargo, we have selected material to include ethnic diversity as well as to show significant buildings, events, and eras in the history of each place.  Attached are two examples of these murals – South Square branch of Wells Fargo Bank in Durham and the North Ridge branch in Raleigh.  Murals have been unveiled in branches in Goldsboro, Fayetteville, and Chapel Hill as well.  This ongoing project is fun and rewarding; and I think the artists have done a beautiful job.

Mural of historical images, South Square branch of Wells Fargo Bank in Durham

Mural of historical images, South Square branch of Wells Fargo Bank in Durham.

Mural of historical images, North Ridge branch in Raleigh.

Mural of historical images, North Ridge branch in Raleigh.

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