News Update: see our press release of August 23, 2010.
In 1999 Kansas passed a resolution to replace its statue of George W. Glick with one of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and to send a statue of Amelia Earhart to replace the one of John James Ingalls.
The first part of that resolution became a reality in 2003, when a new bronze figure of Eisenhower was installed in the Capitol. The Amelia Earhart statue, however, still awaits funding. The original resolution left it up to the City of Atchison (Earhart’s hometown) and the Atchison Chamber of Commerce to secure the necessary funds.
That’s where EVE comes in.
We’ve arranged with the officials in Atchison and the Kansas Governor’s office to coordinate the fundraising and logistics needed to finally bring Amelia Earhart to the Capitol. We’ll be holding an open competition for the statue’s design, and looking to supporters in Kansas and across the nation to help fund this important project.
Amelia Earhart is a hero for the ages, and she belongs in Statuary Hall. With your help, we can make this dream a reality.
What you can do: