Support the CPWP 

100% of all donations will support CPWP efforts to document painted walls, advocate for their care, and educate about their significance through the website and events. 


All contributions will be gratefully received.


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Checks may be written and sent to:


The Center for Painted Wall Preservation, Inc.

PO Box 187

Hallowell, ME 04347


All donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law — the Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Permanent Fund for Painted Wall Research

The Center for Painted Wall Preservation has created a Permanent Fund established to support painted wall research by offering grants to students or special programs devoted to increasing public knowledge of paint decorated walls. The Fund will support research initiatives aimed at defining, refining and promulgating best practices with respect to conservation, restoration, relocation and interpretation of 19th Century decoratively painted plaster walls.


The Carl M. Lindberg Family Foundation has generously donated the founding principal for the Fund, but additional funding is needed for the yield growth to provide the first grant.  The CPWP invites support from conservationists; owners of walls and those interested in the preservation of documented walls to contribute enough additional funding to provide grants in the near future

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Julie Lindberg, Linda Lefko, Jane Radcliffe, and Jennifer Mass meeting over a meal in Deerfield

Julie and the late Carl Lindberg purchased an important set of signed painted walls in 2001, and helped found the Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgton, Maine in 2005 following several years of research.  After joining forces with the team of Linda Lefko and Jane Radcliffe, who had researched walls in New England and New York since 1980, and David Ottinger, housewright,  who has moved 100 sets of painted plaster walls during the past 40 years, the CPWP was founded in 2015 to provide a framework for publishing their shared documentation files. Jennifer Mass, PhD added her background in paint analysis and preservation as a founder. The time has come to expand its role towards increasing research.

We welcome estate planners interested in exploring such options as a charitable remainder trust, a charitable bequest, a cash-out of a no-longer-needed life insurance policy or a designation of CPWP as an insurance beneficiary. Any and all of these approaches will expand the Permanent Fund so that the income can make significant contributions to research that will help to assure both the preservation and broader recognition of 19th century paint decorated plaster walls as a unique and under-appreciated folk art genre.


Contributions are welcome and checks may be mailed to:

CPWP Treasurer

PO Box 187

Hallowell, ME 04347


Gifts of appreciated securities or other property whose sale would be subject to capital gains tax would be gratefully accepted and eligible for full income tax deductibility by virtue of CPWP’s 501(c)(3) Federal tax-exempt status. 

The first meeting of the CPWP Board of Directors, Deerfield, MA, in 2015. Left to right: J. Lindberg, L. Lefko, J. Radcliffe, and J. Mass. Absent: D. Ottinger.

Carl and Julie Lindberg