Kenneth Walsh of Wilkesboro in Wilkes County is a painter, storyteller, and curator of the Trail of The Eagle Museum. His art is called outsider art, or art created by a person untrained in the classical sense. His work has sold for over $5,000. The museum takes its name from a round-the-country trip Walsh and his wife took in 1990. The object was to travel to each state and acquire the state seal and the governor's signature. Halfway through the trip, Walsh traced the driving route and the trail was in the shape of an eagle, hence the museum's name. The museum features flags and state seals from the fifty states.