Celebrate Major the Bull’s 15th birthday on Friday, April 12th, 2019, at 11 a.m.
Major lives at CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran Street, where he frequently poses with Durham residents and visitors.
To help mark his 15th birthday during Durham’s year-long sesquicentennial celebration, the Major will be receiving new, bronze signage, in both English and Spanish, and the Bull City is invited to the celebration.
Hosted by the City of Durham and Liberty Arts, the event will take place in front of the Bull sculpture. At this event, community members will have the opportunity to meet the artist team behind the sculpture, Leah Foushee Waller and Mike Waller, and hear them speak about creating the Bull, and what the sculpture means to Durham today.
Mayor Steve Schewel also will speak and Liberty Arts representatives will be giving out free cupcakes.
The sculpture, titled Major the Bull, was cast in bronze and created from start to finish in Durham at Liberty Arts, a studio and foundry dedicated to enriching our communities with arts experiences that inspire, empower, educate, and entertain. The sculpture and plaza were gifted through a grant by the Central Carolina Bank to the residents of Durham. The statue depicts a bull, a symbol for Durham since the 1800s, and stands 10 feet tall. The monument reinforces the strong qualities of the city and its residents.