TOWN OF MURALS-HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Harriet and Bob Porter, founders of the Lake Placid Mural Society, look over 20 plus years of the Lake Placid Mural Society.
During a motorcycle trip to Chemainus British Columbia, the Porters saw 32 historic murals. They brought that idea back to Lake Placid, and now there are 46 historic murals in town. Since then, the mural society added 146 pieces of artwork through town including the murals. Tourism increased and has had a positive economic impact. In 2013, Lake Placid won the covited award of "America's Most Interesting Town", in a nation-wide search by Reader's Digest. Lake Placid is truly a jewel in the crown of Highlands County.
Sponsors arranged this mural as a surprise for the Porters and as a thank you for their decades of service to the community.