Historic Murals

Toppenish, Washington

Several around downtown

The buildings of downtown Toppenish have been decorated with large murals, more than 70 at this writing. The historic murals feature scenes of Toppenish history and western life - Native American, cowboys and ranchers, and pioneeer settlers of the area.

The Toppenish Mural Society began the murals in 1989 when a dozen artists gathered to paint a mural in a single day. That started the tradition where on the first Saturday in June the town adds another "mural-in-a-day" to its collection.

old lillie mansion mural

Old Lillie Mansion Mural (T13A0060)
Nevada and Josephine Lillie built their home in the area in 1893. Josephine Lillie became known as the "mother of Toppenish" for her role in platting the town. Ju-hong Chen is the artist who painted this mural.

indian horse races mural

Indian Horse Races Mural (T13A0071)
Horse racing was part of the Yakama culture. The government's Indian Agency originally banned horse racing, but later rescinded that order. Ken Carter is the artist who painted this mural.

Nearby Sights

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