The Capitol Visitor Center is closed through December 2023 so DGS (Department of General Services) can complete renovations on the space. The Capitol Building remains open to visitors.
The Virginia Capitol Foundation announced that the granite plaza foundation is complete and soon will be open for viewing by the public. In addition, the 230 Virginia women whose names are inscribed on the monument’s glass Wall of Honor were revealed. The full press release with additional media content (PDF).
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The first load of granite for the Virginia's Women's Monument was delivered on August 22, 2018 on Capitol Grounds. Photos
A visionary Native American chieftain, a brave Jamestown settler, an influential African-American educator and a passionate advocate for woman suffrage and the arts will be the first four bronze statues commissioned for Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women’s Monument, the nation’s first monument recognizing the full scope of significant but often unrecognized contributions of women. The Virginia Capitol Foundation announced today that the statues of Cockacoeske, Anne Burras Laydon, Virginia E. Randolph and Adèle Clark are fully funded. Each of the 12 statues in the Virginia Women’s Monument requires a $200,000 investment in order to be commissioned with StudioEIS, the Brooklyn-based sculpture and design studio that created the vision for the monument. The statues take several months to be completed after being commissioned. The full press release with additional media content (PDF).
"These women played important roles in the early years of the Old Dominion’s recorded history and in the 20th century, when our state and country were undergoing seismic social changes,” said Susan Clarke Schaar, Clerk of the Senate and a member of the Virginia Women’s Monument Commission. “Their stories richly deserve to be remembered and told".
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