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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Underground Exhibit Unveils New Custom Mural

Stories Beneath Our Feet
– Underground Exhibit Unveils New Custom Mural

The Mound House on Fort Myers Beach is offering guided tours of the newly renovated underground exhibit – Stories Beneath Our Feet. The exhibit has been undergoing numerous changes in the last few months and the Town of Fort Myers Beach would like to share them with the public.

The improvements began with construction of a new wall along the north and east side of the exhibit. The east side was fitted with a door for authorized access to the exhibit. Then, the new wall was primed and prepared for a 44’ long, custom Calusa Indian Mural – a true sight to behold. The mural depicts a peaceful and serene scene from what artists believe life was like for the Calusa Indians who lived on the Mound House property over 1,000 years ago. Funding for completion of this project was generously given to the Mound House by the Florida Humanities Council.

Other improvements to the exhibit include the staining and coloring of the concrete floor turning it into a warm tan and terra cotta. This treatment on the floor compels visitors further into the space, which suddenly now feels more warm and inviting. The color chosen for the floor complements the raw exposed surface of the Mound’s layers of stratification.

Please stop by Mound House for your chance to see the improvements. Tours are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00am – 12:00pm with the last tour leaving the picnic tables at 11:30am.

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