MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Exterior renovation began this week on the Mitchell Museum building at Cedarhurst, as the organization takes on a major capital project in replacing the marble façade for which the building is known.
A portion of Cedarhurst’s recent $182,000 grant award from Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has been allocated toward the Courtyard project. Much of the rest has come from a “generous donor,” according to officials.
The museum will remain open to visitors during regular hours throughout the project and will adjust entrance and exit doors as necessary.
The marble is original to the building, which began construction in in 1971 and opened to the public in 1973.