TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A one-of-a-kind art project by students at Tupelo High School is completed and will soon be ready for viewing by the public.
An outdoor mural, which is 8 feet by 16 feet, contains 17 illustrations of history that occurred in and around Tupelo. Four students worked on it for four months.
They delivered the final of four sections of the outdoor mural to the Oren Dunn City Museum Monday morning.
The students discovered there is a lot of local history to be highlighted.
"Well, we really wanted to preserve history through art," said Feleysa Nguyen, a senior at Tupelo High School. "It just contains a lot of the history through Tupelo."
"We were going to use masonite, but masonite can warp, and so we just had to do a lot of reasearch about what kind of material to use that wouldn't weather," added Paige Knapp, another senior. "[We had to make sure] that it would hold up to the conditions that it's going to be under."
The new mural will be unveiled for the public on March 21 at 5 p.m. at the museum.