Watch this space for current updates on the restoration of The Eternal Indian 2021.
Take your time to browse this page. We hope you will like what we are doing and will agree with our concern that folks like us need to help care for the art heritage available to us in America.
We successfully raised $225,000 in less than five months so IDNR could finish the restoration of the famous Black Hawk statue at Oregon, IL. Work will begin in summer 2019.
We began as a committee in October 2017. In September 2018, we formed a non-profit organization and applied for the IRS 501c3 designation. We are a community-based group who depend upon the good graces of our great citizens for ideas and support.
Mission Statement: Black Hawk Art Restoration and Development aims to partner with owners of public sculpture and art to repair deterioration and to develop new art projects throughout the community in partnership with other agencies or individuals by raising funds and by informing the public of the need. We plan to exhibit and encourage good stewardship of historic art and natural beauty in and around Northern Illinois.
Read Jan's Blog to learn the history of our first restoration project, to catch up with news, and to find out about exciting new projects when they become available.
You have questions, we have answers. The most frequently asked questions with answers are listed.
The restoration of the Black Hawk statue at Oregon, Illinois is scheduled to resume Summer of 2019 or thereabouts. Keep your cameras close to record this important event in American art history.