Experience Peace In Our Valleys

Newton County Murals Video Tour

Newton County Murals Video Tour

Welcome to our video tour of Newton County and Southwest Missouri murals. These murals can be seen throughout the region, including Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audobon Center, Neosho National Fish Hatchery, Newtonia Civil War Battlefield, George Washington Carver National Monument, and Crowder College.

Experience Peace in Our Valleys

Experience Peace in Our Valleys – flora, fauna, and flowing waters provide inspirational beauty. This is what you find outdoors in Newton and Jasper Counties, including Neosho, Joplin, and Carthage in extreme Southwest Missouri.

Thomas Hart Benton "From the Ozarks and Beyond"

Thomas Hart Benton was born and raised in Neosho, Missouri. The son of Congressman M.E. Benton. In 1906, young Benton worked as a surveyor's assistant in the zinc mining fields in Joplin, Missouri. Benton subsequently took a job at the Joplin American Newspaper as a cartoonist. The rest is history. Join us as we delve into how the Ozarks influenced Thomas Hart Benton's work and how Benton continues to impact the Ozarks.

Charles Banks Wilson "From the Ozarks and Beyond"

Charles Banks Wilson was born in Springdale, Arkansas, and grew up in the further-most part of the Ozarks in Miami, Oklahoma. From the Ozarks, Wilson built a national reputation as one of America's great artists.