13 years and millions of dollars later, the ambitious, enormous American Mural Project is coming together

For two decades, Sharon artist Ellen Griesedeck has had a dream to create a mural honoring working men and women, five stories high and 120 feet wide, inside an abandoned mill.

For two decades, Sharon artist Ellen Griesedeck has had a dream to create a mural honoring working men and women, five stories high and 120 feet wide, inside an abandoned mill. She knew from the start it was a crazy passion.

“Imagine the idiocy of assuming this could happen,” says Griesedeck.

The dream is well on its way. A mill in Winsted was bought 13 years ago and is being renovated. The mural panels are painted but must be installed; no easy feat considering the panels’ size and the mural’s height. A second building is awaiting its own renovation into a visitor’s center.

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