Our Special Projects
Most of the volunteer work of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is accomplished by local chapters. The members of the Colonel Andrew Lynn Chapter are participating in the special projects listed below to promote our National Society's objectives of historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
Colonel Crawford Statue Restoration
For over 99 years, the statue of Colonel William Crawford has graced the entrance of the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.
The work of Connellsville native Samuel Kilpatrick, it is the oldest bronze statue in Fayette County, and the only statue in Fayette County to honor Colonel Crawford. The statue is currently in need of restoration. This includes glass bead work, brazing repairs, and refinishing to make the statue new again.
The Colonel Andrew Lynn Chapter is honored to partner with Fayette County Cultural Trust in the restoration endeavor.
We are happy to report that the Special Projects Grant for Historic Preservation from our National Society has been approved! The Fayette County Cultural Trust received $4,750 towards the restoration of the statue.
August 2017 - restoration efforts have started, and should take three weeks to complete.
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Photo, Betsy Ross by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, Wikipedia; Photos, Colonel Crawford Statue, by Laura Bowden