Amelia’s monument about to take flight

March 12, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off

Published on March 12, 2011, in the Topeka Capital-Journal:

Fundraising for the new statue of aviatrix Amelia Earhart that will replace the John James Ingalls monument in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol is almost ready to take flight.

All that is needed to move forward is the signature of Gov. Sam Brownback, officials said.

Suzanne Scoggins, director of women’s history at Equal Visibility Everywhere, said about $250,000 will be needed to design, construct and install the Earhart statue in Washington and return the Ingalls statue to Kansas.

EVE, a Maryland-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to achieving gender parity in the symbols and icons of the United States, will be responsible for raising the funds and commissioning an artist.

“We expect it will take a couple of years,” Scoggins said. …continue reading

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