JENNIFER HARRIS/The Warren Record
Dedicating this sign outside the Warrenton Post Office on Saturday morning are members of the Warren County Arts Council, Preservation Warrenton and Warrenton Postmaster Carrie Brown, from left to right, Kimberly Harding, Cliff Jackson, Michelle Fockler, Elaine Coleman, Richard Hunter, Martha Bergeron, Harriet Banzet, Crystal Myrick, Magnolia Clanton, Victoria Lehman, Brown, Brooke Holt and Charla Duncan. The sign, designed by Duncan, Arts Council president, recognizes the historical and cultural significance of the New Deal Mural that is above the postmaster’s door on the inside left wall of the post office. Commissioned in 1937 and completed the following year by Alice Dinneen, the mural features a pastoral scene. Dinneen was paid $680 for the mural, which then-Warrenton Postmaster C.F. Moseley called “a splendid piece of work and an addition to the office.” The dedication kicked off Preservation Warrenton’s free daylong “All About Town...A Talk Series” event. The Arts Council and Preservation Warrenton partnered on the sign project. The educational sign will recognize the significance of the nearly 100-year-old painting.