Historic Pershing mural finds new home at Lincoln’s Wyuka Cemetery

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Photo courtesy of the Pershing Mural Preservation Committee

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Pershing mural has finally found a new home, but before it can be installed, $2 million needs to be raised.

The mural, which was carefully taken down from the Pershing Auditorium this summer, will now reside in Wyuka Cemetery’s park area.

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The Pershing Mural Preservation Committee and Wyuka Historic Cemetery’s board of trustees announced the plans in a press release.

“The reinstallation of the Pershing Mural at Wyuka gives this marvelous artwork, a permanent, upright, and highly visible location easily viewed and visited by all,” Liz Shea-McCoy, chairwoman of the committee, said in the release.

Shea-McCoy said preliminary plans include seating, a stage for performances, lighting, security and additional parking.

Now that the mural has found a new home, phase two begins: raising $2 million for the restoration and reinstallation of the mural.

Donations can be made at www.nshsf.org or by sending a check to the Nebraska State Historical Society.

“This collaborative re-installation is the perfect intersection of cultural opportunity and historical perspective,” Shea-McCoy said.

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