Saturday morning, October 14, a rededication of the restored historic mural installed on the Palace Theater in Wolcott was held. Many of the community came together for this celebration of local history and art. Mural Mania organizer, Mark De Cracker hosted an informative and memorable program, joined by speakers from across all elements of the mural’s successful rebuilding. Lions Club member, Joe Gregg spoke of community, business, and service organization efforts to bring this mural back to health. The mural artists, Mark Williams, Breanne Dohn, and Bev Owen each shared their experiences and connection to working on this mural. Wolcott Historian, Kara Chapin talked about the history of each of the mural’s panels. Mark took time to explain the stories behind many of the people and animals who appear in the mural, each who have a significant connection to Wolcott or to Mural Mania.
The morning celebration was filled with joyful community spirit and plenty of laughter. Congratulations to the Town and Village of Wolcott, Wolcott Lions Club, Wolcott Rotary, Wolcott Historical Society, and Mural Mania for restoring this wonderful piece of Wolcott History.
The Wayne County Bicentennial encourages folks to take a drive out to Wolcott to view the mural and other historic sites in the Town of Wolcott. You can see the largest mural in Wayne County in Red Creek (also in the Town of Wolcott) on the Red Creek Opera House, now the Opera House Café. For more information on the Wolcott murals visit waynehistorians.org.