GOAL: Restoring The portraits of
George Alfred Endly and Abigail Narcissa Endly
The portraits shown here were donated to MacCallum More Museum and Gardens by descendants of George and Abigail Endly. They were most likely painted in the 1850s or 1860s and, as with most paintings of this age, are fragile and in need of restoration.
We received an estimate of $5,000 to restore both portraits, and a Museum patron has offered matching funds of up to $2,500 for the restoration. If we can raise $2,500 to match this offer we can get them both fully restored. If you are an Endly descendant, live in Chase City, or are interested in historic portraiture, this is your opportunity to double your contribution and help rescue a part of Chase City’s history. The restored portraits will hang in the MacCallum More Museum lobby.