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Media Contact:
Janet Thompson
Boone County District II Commissioner
Phone: (573) 886-4309

Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Present "Treasures of Boone County" Mural Piece to City of Centralia

February 11, 2021 – The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is pleased to present to the City of Centralia its portion of the “Treasures of Boone County” mural.  The City of Centralia will receive its mural piece during its Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 6:30PM in the Centralia Community Room. This is the rescheduled date of the presentation, which was originally planned for January 18, 2021.

The “Treasures of Boone County” mural has been on display at the Boone County History and Culture Center since March 2020. With the Bicentennial Year having drawn to a close, the mural will no longer be on display in its entirety and, instead, will be displayed throughout the County. Each community will receive its own unique piece to display in a public place of its choosing. Additionally, they will receive a framed print of the complete mural and a key identifying the points of pride of each community captured in the artwork. 

For those who were unable to view the mural in its entirety, the video “Treasures of Boone County” can be watched from the Boone County Bicentennial Celebration website at or at

This video highlights the creation of “Treasures of Boone County,” a mural created by local artist and educator Stacy Self (WildysWorld) with collaboration from citizens across Boone County. The mural is like a large puzzle, its eight pieces representing distinct geographic sections of Boone County. Together, the pieces form the shape of Boone County and depict 200 years of diverse and colorful history.

Posters and stickers of the “Treasures of Boone County” mural are available for purchase with proceeds benefitting a COVID artists relief fund. For more information, email

The video is part of a series released throughout 2020 as Boone County celebrated 200 years. For more information about Boone County’s Bicentennial Celebration, please visit