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Spelling It Out

The latest big idea at the Alamance County Children’s Museum appears to have been carried out “to the letter” in more ways than one.

This toddler-height wall mural, which encircles the museum’s “wobble and roll” play area, spells out the facility’s name in large capital letters that frame various symbols and scenes pertaining to North Carolina.

According to the mural’s creator, Skyler Paschall, the concept behind this artwork was to render the museum’s appellation in a way that pays tribute to the history and culture of the Tar Heel State.

“We knew that we wanted to spell out ‘children’s museum,” she recalled in an interview Tuesday, “and since we’re in North Carolina, and North Carolina has such a rich history, we decided that each letter should depict something about the state’s history or culture that starts with that letter.”

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To wit, Paschall has colored the letter “C” in with a collection of cardinals, while the “H” houses a scene of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

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