Historic ‘Old Barn’ mural moves to Sandwich museum
By Pat Wallis For The Beacon-News March 12, 2013 3:04PM
The mural at the Old Barn Museum, southeast of Sandwich, is now on the walls of the Stone Mill Museum in Sandwich. Quen Carpenter, who painted the original mural, is shown touching it up after the move. The Native American items collected by the late Howard Christensen have been relocated to the lower level of the Stone Mill Museum. The museum, that's operated by the Sandwich Historical Society, will re-open for the summer season, Sunday, April 7.
Updated: March 13, 2013 6:52PM
SANDWICH — The mural at the Old Barn Museum in Newark is now on the walls of the Stone Mill Museum in Sandwich.
The mural was created by local artist Quen Carpenter.
After the mural was moved and installed at the Sandwich museum, Carpenter took brush in hand again to touch up the work.
The Old Barn Museum, formerly at 7127B Oakbrook Road in Newark, closed last November, after the owner gave up a special use on the property that had been granted by the Kendall County Board.
The museum featured 4,000 items, most of them collected by its founder, the late Howard Christensen. Native American artifacts, early settler items, rocks and gems were among the items on display.
The Native American items in the display have been relocated to the lower level of the Stone Mill Museum, which is operated by the Sandwich Historical Society.
The Sandwich museum will re-open for the summer season on April 7. An open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. that day with historical society members serving refreshments and welcoming visitors.