Most Active Stories
- New Analysis And Science Answer Governor Cuomo’s Fracking Concerns
- Anchor Stores Announced For Newburgh Shopping Complex
- BMC Nurses Picket Claiming Unsafe Staffing Levels
- Vermont GMO Supporters Decry Federal Bill Targeting State Level Legislation
- Conservation Group Praises USCG, EPA Oil-Spill Response Plan Effort
North Country News
Mon January 21, 2013
Bust of Lincoln in Vermont Statehouse Needs Cleaning
When you're the subject of a new hit movie and it's the 150th anniversary of your most famous speech, you probably want to get spruced up a bit. So a marble bust of Abraham Lincoln that has gazed down a main hallway of the Vermont Statehouse for a century could be getting some attention.
Civil War historian Howard Coffin says it's about time. Says Coffin of Vermont's Lincoln, "He's discolored, he's dirty and in desperate need of cleaning."
Coffin got a friendly hearing from the Senate Institutions Committee when he asked for more than $11,000 to have the work done by the Williamstown Art Conservation Center of Williamstown, Mass.
The bust is the work of sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead. His widow gave it to the state in 1911.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.