Welcome to LincolnHighMural.org!

After a six year search for part of our school history, the "Spirit of Education," WPA mural has surfaced. Anyone who stood by the railing at the well between classes will remember the three-story high mural in the main entrance hallway of Lincoln High School.

The Cleveland Municipal School District recently released the mural to the Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA), a non-profit art restoration company with expertise in WPA art. Since 1977, the three large panels were hidden away and almost forgotten in a bunker of a Cleveland Schools warehouse. Storage conditions being less than ideal, it is in need of repair.

    Update (Jul 5, 2022): The Mural, as is right now, has been turned over to the custody of the Cleveland Municipal School District with their intent on securing funding restoration and finding a location to display this beautiful work of art. More information on the Project Updates page.

The mural is now a cultural and historical memorial which was painted specifically for our school in 1939 by artist, William Krusoe. We believe that it is worth having the mural restored and re-installed in a public place as a remembrance of our school and a tribute to all who attended LHS. The ICA not only restores artwork but also assists in brokering arrangements for art relocation and large scale fund raising.

The purpose of the site is to raise awareness, especially to all Lincoln High School Alumni.

Before performing a restoration, and feasibility and cost assessment must be performed. The feasibility and cost assessment is currently underway. The next phase will be the actual restoration. See the Project Updates page for the latest information regarding the restoration of the mural.

Project updates from Jan Lukas and Bob Pearl - New Update Posted 7/7/2022

Ways you can help

  • Spread the word
  • Let others know that materials are available to borrow for reunions and other gatherings
  • Contact Beverly Masek to borrow the display which includes a colored copy of the mural which is mounted, flyers, envelopes and up-to-date information on donation amounts. Call 440-878-0550 or Email: bevmasek@att.net