Group saves Cooper murals

Mamaroneck group saves Cooper murals in against-the-odds race Work, fundraising remains The Mamaroneck Historical Society succeeded in its ambitious quest to raise the funds needed to save James Fenimore Cooper murals from destruction, but more work remains as the group strives to rescue the artwork from the walls of Mamaronek High School. The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta first reported on the endangered murals as word spread of the high school’s plan to cover – and in some cases, destroy…


Cooper murals running out of time

Cooper Murals face looming Mamaroneck deadline Backers set up GoFundMe page Time is running out on the James Fenimore Cooper murals hanging on the walls of a Westchester County high school, but the county’s Historical Society has pushed its effort to rescue the paintings into high gear as an April 1 deadline draws near. The Society’s past president, Carol Akin – a summertime Cooperstown resident – said Mamaroneck High School granted a two-week delay on construction originally slated to begin…


Fenimore Cooper murals center of Westchester controversy

Fate of James Fenimore Cooper murals rests with Westchester school board Officials in a Westchester County high school say time is running out in a debate over the fate of eight murals depicting scenes from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking novels that could be covered to make way for new learning space in the building. Fenimore Art Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio told The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta the gallery is a potential home for the paintings on the walls of…


DeLancey-Cooper House On Verge Of Being Sold, Donations Needed

DeLancey-Cooper House On Verge Of Being Sold, Donations Needed COOPERSTOWN – The Friends of the DeLancey-Cooper House in Mamaroneck have only two weeks to raise the final $500,000 of $2.5 million needed to acquire and preserve the property where James Fenimore Cooper was provoked into writing his first novel, “Precaution.” “I’m afraid we don’t have good news,” Carol Akin of Mamaroneck, who summers on Otsego Lake, in an e-mail to people who have supported the drive. She said a major…