Restoration planned for Clark memorial’s murals

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VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A restoration is being planned for the seven 28-foot-tall murals at the southwestern Indiana memorial to Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark.

Park Superintendent Frank Doughman says a top-to-bottom inspection is expected this year at the Vincennes memorial of the oil-on-canvas murals depicting the story of Clark’s war expeditions.

His announcement came Tuesday as a ceremony was held at the memorial marking the 235th anniversary of Clark’s small force capturing the British fort at Vincennes. The limestone monument to Clark was built in the 1930s.

Doughman tells the Vincennes Sun-Commercial that restoration work was last done on the murals in the 1980s. The new work will likely be done next year.

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