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With a permanent collection of 150 paintings, drawings and portraits, the McHenry County Historical Society is launching a fundraising initiative to restore and display artwork for its new exhibit, “Art of the Past: Discovering History through McHenry County Artists,” opening May 2021.
Whether due to age, damage, or improper storage or display, several pieces were donated to MCHS in need of restoration. The restoration is necessary to complete before going on exhibit. Some pieces merely need archival materials or framing, while others may need more extensive repairs.
By donating to the Adopt-an-Artwork program, you are directly supporting these restoration efforts. On this page you will find artworks selected for “adoption”. If you choose to donate the full restorative cost, you will receive:
Please know that you do not have to adopt an artwork on your own. You and your friends, family, or an organization you belong to may jointly adopt an artwork.
If you cannot decide on an artwork to adopt or cannot fund the whole cost, please consider donating to the General Art Restoration Fund.
Your donation will go towards the adoption of the highest priority piece. As a valued supporter of the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum, we thank you in advance for your commitment to preserving the permanent collection! For more information about the Adopt-an-Artwork Program contact Kira Stell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Adopt an Artwork
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