Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Robert McCloskey Mural Discovered in Westchester Elementary School

(Photo by Rocco Staino.)

This is a mural that children's book author/illustrator Robert McCloskey did. It's thought he created this in 1972 for a Westchester County (NY) dentist, in exchange for some dental work. The mural, after the dentist retired, was moved to a couple of different places, finally arriving at the Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem. But by that time, the story of who created it was lost.

Due to extraordinary detective work by the school’s librarian Noel MacCarry, the backstory of this one-of-a-kind mural was unraveled And on April 24, 2014, in honor of School Library Month, there was a ceremony and the mural, now framed and under glass, was revealed.

Video by Rocco Staino:

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