Bucks County Herald

Campanelli painting raffle benefits historic preservation

“This Old Springhouse,” by the late Dan Campanelli is being auctioned to benefit historic preservation efforts.

Before artist Dan Campanelli died last year, he requested that an original painting be raffled off to benefit historic preservation as part of his legacy.

He specifically wanted the painting raffled, rather than auctioned, so that anyone would have a chance to acquire an original work of art.

After his passing, Dan’s widow, Marty, donated the painting, “The Old Spring House,” of an Upper Bucks County barn, jointly to the Harmony Township Historical Society and the Pohatcong History & Heritage Society.

The intent was to support two of the many preservation organizations that Dan Campanelli held dear and to help the restoration efforts at two historic sites: the Van Nest – Hoff – Vannatta Farmstead and the Shimer Mansion.

The raffle for the Campanelli painting will be held at a meeting of the Harmony Township Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, at the Presbyterian Church of Harmony. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. To buy tickets, and for information on the preservation efforts, visit historicalraffle.org.


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