Stuart-Mosby Historical Society
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from the originial painting "Stuart's Ride Around McClellan" © 1995 Mort Kunstler, Inc.
 
 

Stuart-Mosby

Historical Society

 

 

February 6, 2015

 

Contacts:     Susan Hillier (susan_hillier@yahoo.com, 540-319-3733)

                  Ben Trittipoe (btritt1@gmail.com, 571-274-2467)

                 

Stuart-Mosby Historical Society Leads Campaign to Refurbish and Repair

Statue Honoring Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart, CSA

         The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society announces a campaign to provide funds to refurbish and repair the statue honoring Major General James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart located on Historic Monument Avenue in the City of Richmond, Virginia. The Stuart statue, owned by the City of Richmond, is one of a series of monuments on the avenue that annually attract thousands of visitors to Virginia’s Capital City. 

         First installed in May 1907, and resurfaced 30-plus years ago, the Stuart Statue has become discolored and needs repair in various places. Green corrosion shows through in numerous spots. A complete removal of coatings and corrosive layers and repainting of the entire statue is recommended, along with welding of detached pieces on the sword as well as stabilization of the hilt and blade of the sword.

         It is estimated that the restoration and repair of the Stuart Statue will cost in the neighborhood of $35,000. The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society already has received a sizeable anonymous contribution toward this goal and is asking other Civil War enthusiasts and historic-minded citizens to contribute. Those interested in promoting tourist attractions in the City of Richmond also are invited to participate.     

         In addition, the Society intends to establish a fund to underwrite yearly maintenance of this important symbol of its heritage. The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.

         The Society has established suggested Levels of Giving, which are included with this announcement. Contributors who provide e-mail or other contact information concerning this project will be provided with updated information at reasonable intervals.

         The Stuart Monument is one of a series of seven attractions in Richmond that have earned designation as a National Historic Landmark. The Historic District includes statues of Robert E. Lee (1890), Stuart (1907), Jefferson Davis (1907), Stonewall Jackson (1919), Commodore Mathew F. Maury (1929) and Arthur Ashe (1996).

         For more information about this project, contact SMHS President Susan Hillier (e-mail at susan_hillier@yahoo.com, cell phone at 540-319-3733) or Secretary Ben Trittipoe (e-mail at btritt1@gmail.com, cell phone at 571-274-2467).

 

 

 

                                                            Suggested Levels of Giving:

                                                Major General.................................... PRICELESS!

                                          Brigadier General............................... $2,500.00

                                          Colonel............................................... $1,000.00

                                          Lt. Colonel......................................... $750.00

                                          Major.................................................. $500.00

                                          Captain............................................... $250.00

                                          First Lieutenant.................................. $200.00

                                          Second Lieutenant.............................. $150.00

                                          Trooper.............................................. $100.00

                                          Other..................................................

 

 

            Please send checks to the following address. Checks should be made payable to “Stuart-Mosby Historical Society” and “Stuart Statue” should be listed in the Memo Line.

 

Please send to:

 

Stuart-Mosby Historical Society

5405 Midship Court

Burke, VA 22015

 

A combined list of contributors will be listed in the Stuart-Mosby Cavalry Historical Society newsletter.

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Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum
13938 Braddock Road, Centreville, Virginia
Go Route 29 from Fairfax Court House and make a right onto Braddock Road (if you pass Route 28 you missed the turn), and  go past Mt. Gilead road on your right and turn into the first parking lot on your right (after passing Mr. Gilead Road). The museum is the second building in the parking lot.
 
Hours of Operation
Saturday from 10am to 4pm
Sunday from 1pm to 4pm
Monday from 10am to 4pm
(Closed Holidays)
 

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The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established to research and preserve accurate history and to perpetuate the memory and deeds of General J.E.B. Stuart and Colonel John S. Mosby.
 
 

 

 

 

 

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