Ferdinand Lindheimer Mural
Backstory and Context
The Lindheimer Mural, is cared for by the Historic Outdoor Art Museum (HOAM) of New Braunfels. HOAM commissioned Alex Brochon, a San Antonio mural artist, to paint this piece. The mural was dedicated on May 21, 2001 in celebration of Lindheimer’s 200th birthday.
A dozen or so plants that have been named in Lindheimer’s honor are portrayed in the mural, as well as the Texas Rat Snake, or Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri.
The two-story portion of the mural, on the southwest side of the building, is an amazing rendering of a page from the Zeitung newspaper.