The Cornwall Association proudly sponsored the town flag design contest in celebration of Cornwall’s 275th birthday.
The winning flag now flies on the Cornwall Town Green.
1st Place – Michael Heming
Description: “The cow symbolizes Cornwall’s history as a farming community and home to the Cream Hill Agricultural School (1845-1869), one of the earliest agricultural schools in the US and is still relevant today with several newly established dairy and beef farms.
The covered bridge, one of the most famous in New England (1864) symbolizes Cornwall’s connection to the traditional architecture of the 19th century, both in its material- wood and its color- barn red. It also represents innovation with its roof for protection from the weather and its single center stonework pier. On the flag the seven white windows of the bridge represent the seven principal localities of Cornwall: Cornwall Bridge, Cornwall, East Cornwall, West Cornwall, North Cornwall, Cream Hill and Cornwall Hollow.
The dark blue color represents the three publicly accessible bodies of water- Mohawk Pond, Cream Hill Lake and the Housatonic River.
The white on the cows brow represents the skiing trails on Mohawk Mountain.
About the winner – Michael Heming
Michael’s grandfather, the artist Armin Landeck, came to East Cornwall in 1930 and lived there throughout the depression until his passing in 1984. His mother grew up there and he visited as a child growing up in Westchester, NY. In 2000 he and his wife, Kristin took over the original house which was built in 1800 and have divided their time between their home in Larchmont, NY and Cornwall ever since. Michael is an architect and Kristin is an art dealer.
And our runner-ups:
3rd Place – Natalie Nestler – Cornwall Consolidated School 6th Grade Student
Description: “The C stands for Cornwall and community. The light green is for the grass. The dark green is for the pine trees. The yellow is for sunshine. And the blue is for the sky.”