Vance Locke murals to be open for public viewing again in April

Completed in 1952, the Vance Locke murals, painted on the walls of the Setauket Elementary School's auditorium, are a vibrant timeline of Long Island history.

Vance Locke was commissioned to paint the murals depicting Setauket's colorful past.

Vance Locke was commissioned to paint the murals depicting Setauket's colorful past. (4/1/15)

SETAUKET - A special local art work will soon be on display again for the public to see.

Completed in 1952, the Vance Locke murals, painted on the walls of the Setauket Elementary School's auditorium, are a vibrant timeline of Long Island history. 

Vance Locke, a local resident and a magazine illustrator, was commissioned by philanthropist Ward Melville, to paint the murals depicting Setauket's colorful past. 

Brookhaven Town Historian Barbara Russell says over the years the grand murals gave Setauket students a window into yesteryear and served as a large scale lesson on Long Island life.

The murals even captured the sights and scenes of the American Revolutionary War and General George Washington's famed Culper Spy Ring, based in Setauket.

The art work, which was recently restored, will be open to the public for one day only on April 14, in celebration of Brookhaven's 360th anniversary.

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