Donations can be sent to the Illinois Conservation Foundation and should be earmarked for the statue's restoration. The address is 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois, 62702.
Eternal Indian conservator Andreej Dajnowski also managed the restoration of Lorado Taft's Fountain of Time on Chicago's South Side and the Alma Mater sculpture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said the initial stripping of those deteriorated areas is a "Pandora's box. When you start, it's going to be difficult to know when to stop."
Let's hope no major new problems are found and that Charron Rausa lives long enough to see the "new" statue dedicated.
Quite a Woman and Man, Those Rausas. --RoadDog
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