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GOAL: Restoring The portraits of
George Alfred Endly and Abigail Narcissa Endly
We're 68 % there !
George Alfred Endly (1912) moved with his wife, Narcissa Abigail Wilson Endly (1839-1869), to Mecklenburg County, Virginia in October 1868 when his wife’s health required them to seek a warmer climate. They had two daughters, Alice M. Endly (spouse: Thomas H. Benton Huston) and Mary M. Endly, and one son George A. Endly, Jr. Narcissa Endly passed away in 1869, and in 1873, Endly married Mary Jane McCurdy. They had one son, Willie Endly. Endly was the town’s first mayor, from 1873 to 1875, and is generally credited with founding Chase City.
The portraits shown here were donated to MMMG by descendants of George and Narcissa Endly. Most likely painted in the 1850s or 1860s, they are in need of restoration.
ACHIEVED $5,000! It will cost about $5,000 to restore both paintings. The paintings are now being transported for repair. Thanks everyone who got us this far!
Next Goal: is to reach a total of $9,500 ($4,500): Our next goal is to restore the frames. The frames are original to the portraits, and the estimate is for a full restoration, including gold leaf. This is your opportunity to help rescue a part of Chase City’s heritage by donating to the restoration. MMMG is a 501(c)(3) corporation and donations are tax deductible. The restored portraits will hang in the MacCallum More Museum lobby.