Patterson Park Black History Murals Removed for Restoration
The Patterson Park Black history murals in Sandwich Towne have been temporarily removed for restoration work.
The removal of the murals was initiated in response to recent vandalism as well as inconsistencies discovered in the information on the panels, including some inaccurate dates and spellings of names.
The artist who was involved with the murals that were originally displayed on a former Sandwich Towne grocery store will carry out the restoration work. Improvements will include an application of anti-graffiti coating to prevent further damage. The murals are anticipated to be re-installed by mid-September 2021.
Ward 2 Councillor Fabio Costante is eager to see the murals restored, corrected and further protected moving forward. “These murals are very important to our community and have been embraced by many, not just in Sandwich Towne but throughout our region,” said Councillor Costante. “Ensuring their protection for future generations to enjoy and learn from is our top priority as we begin the restoration work.”
Notification of the restoration has been posted at the Patterson Park location to inform passersby in the interim.