13 August 2008

Common Sense Prevails, I Think

Flash: Tredegar to accept new Jefferson Davis statue. See my previous post here.

"The decision, however, comes with no guarantees on where or whether the statue will be displayed. It would become part of the center's collection and available to display and use as it sees fit, said center officials. The center controls the Tredegar property for its owner, NewMarket Corp., which also must agree to accept the statue."

So what are they going to do, put it in a closet? I kind of doubt that. We'll see. If Tredegar is not going to properly display the statue, then it should be sent to Beauvoir.

Story here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking they likely plan to profit by its acceptance: melt it down and sell it as a piece of bronze stock.

Douglas Hill

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I don't know. I'm cautiously optimistic. Hopefully they will display the work in a tasteful and professional manner and allow visitors to interpret it on its merit and from the existing historical record.

Anonymous said...

Of course I typed in a cynically jesting fashion, and hope your optimism proves to be well founded.
This is an opportunity for the recipients to prove themselves evenhanded; hopefully they see it as such.


Douglas Hill

borderuffian said...

We'll see if Tredegar lives up to its supposed mission statement: To tell the whole story.

borderuffian said...

Isn't it amazing how the PC pack of 'historians' are having such a cow over this statue?

It seems they want to dictate what everyone should think, feel, see and hear of that war.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, but they are most selective about their concerns over "misconceptions."