Portrait of Henry Keefer
To help commemorate The City of Hillsdale's 150th Birthday, The Heritage Association commissioned John Castellese a local artist to paint a 30" x 40" portrait of the first hotelier of the Keefer House, Henry Keefer. On October 11, 2019 an all day birthday celebration was held at Hillsdale City Hall. During the celebration the potrait was gifted to Keefer, LLC for renovating the Keefer Hotel. The portrait will be displayed at various local businesses while the renovation takes place but will reside at the hotel when the renovation is completed in 2021.