Grant to restore Warrensburg mural

WARRENSBURG The Warrensburgh Historical Society has received a grant of $7,000 from the Charles R. Wood Foundation for the professional restoration of the Warrensburgh Mural. This presents a challenge to the society and the community to raise the balance of the approximately $14,000 cost for the restoration. Depicting the history of Warrensburg from before its incorporation in 1813 to the 20th century, the mural was designed and painted in 1976 by the late Eva Cockcroft, nationally known artist and documenter of public art. The mural, 72 feet long by 24 feet high, is located on the south wall of the VFW Building which houses the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. The project will be carried out by Mary Lovendusky, a local professional artist and muralist who was recommended by Adirondack Scenic, Inc. Her credits include work at Universal Studios, Six Flags, Disney and Busch Gardens. The Warrensburgh Historical Society is seeking the support of the public for this challenge, which it hopes to fulfill this spring. Tax-deductible contributions payable to Warrensburgh Historical Society Mural may be sent to the Society at P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, N.Y. 12885. All gifts and memorials will be publicly recognized unless otherwise desired. Gifts or memorials of $500 or more will be permanently recognized on a plaque commemorating the restoration. Further information is available from the Societys president, Steve Parisi, at 623-2207.

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