Homer, NY 13077
Plans are underway to commission Long Island sculptor Frank Porcu to create and install a tribute in bronze at the Town Hall in Homer, NY, to the three native-sons of Homer with ties to the life and iconography of President Abraham Lincoln: Francis Bicknell Carpenter, William Osborn Stoddard, and Eli DeVoe.
It takes a village to raise a monument. Actually it takes more than a village for a project of this scope. It will take $420,000. But the end result will be a site that places Homer, NY, firmly in the pathway of heritage tourism as what Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer has referred to as “another Lincoln mecca.”
Please view the five-minute video about the Lincoln Monument on the Lincoln Monument Project page, here on our website, that explains the project and consider making a contribution today.
Tax-deductible checks may be sent to :
The Homer Education Foundation
P O Box 174
Historic Homer, NY 13077
Gifts of $10,000 or more will be recognized with the benefactors name on a bronze plaque at the Town Hall.
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
While working on the sculptures, Porcu will be using long distance learning technology to bring his philosophy and techniques into high school art classes in Homer and Marathon.
This unique project combines art, history, education, and civic pride in an exciting manner for the benefit of residents and visitors of Central New York. Your support is appreciated.
The "Shawn Thomas" Lincoln
by Frank Porcu
A rendering of the New Town Hall with the Monuments.
Copyright 2016 Lincoln In Paint and Print. All rights reserved.
Homer, NY 13077