Bordentown Historical Society seeks donations to refresh aging mural

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A mural next to the Bordentown Friend’s Meeting House is showing its age and the Bordentown Historical Society is asking for the public’s help.

It was created 47 years ago by Abby Varley, president of the Bordentown Historical Society at the time in 1977.

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A key part of the historical society’s mission is to preserve and promote Bordentown’s unique history. And to the delight of members of the society, Bordentown artist Erik Weedeman offered to refresh the mural in his free time.

Weedeman, an illustrator, painter, muralist and sign painter, is no stranger to public artwork, according to his website. His artwork is displayed on the walls of Turtle Beans Specialty Coffee on Farnsworth Avenue and his public art has been displayed on the streets of Philadelphia.

His artwork consists of acrylic paintings on canvas and pen and ink sketches on paper. 

The Bordentown Historical Society is seeking donations for paints, sealant and supplies in order for Weedeman to get started.

People can drop off donations in the form of a check or cash at the Friends Meeting House at 302 Farnsworth Ave., or mail a check to BHS, P.O. Box 182, Bordentown, NJ 08505.

Mark the donation with “paint supplies for mural.”

For those interested in seeing the mural in person can step through the historical society’s gate and head around the left side of the Friends Meeting House.

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