The Municipality of North Grenville is pleased to announce that the installation of murals along the retaining wall near the North Grenville Public Library will commence during the week of September 14-18, to coincide with Heritage Month in the Municipality. Municipal Councilor Jim Bertram believes that this project serves to highlight North Grenville’s “vital past, dynamic present and promising future”.
The idea for the murals project was initially presented to the Heritage Advisory Committee by local resident Don Munz in 2014. The idea was to beautify a prominent space in the downtown core through the reproduction and enlargement of historic postcards. Postcards and research were provided by the North Grenville Historical Society and voting occurred in September 2014 with over 500 people casting ballots for their favourite image.
“Members of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee attended several events to gather votes for the murals and were delighted at the enthusiasm expressed for the project by residents and visitors alike,” commented Rowena Cooper, Chair of the Heritage Advisory Committee.
Following the voting period, three postcards were selected for enlargement and reproduction: “Kemptville from the Tower”, “Waterfall” and “Joseph Street”.
The Municipality issued a Request for Proposal in June 2015 and the project was awarded to Jarvis Design & Display. The Municipality is very pleased to be working with an experienced, local company to facilitate this project.
The formal celebration of the installation will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the North Grenville Public Library.