Hello Friends of the Spirit of the Rivers!
Our team is working hard to bring the Spirit of the Rivers monument to the lake shore this summer. Excavation at the monument site across from Aurora Clinic began on June 13th. Finishing coloration, called patination, will be applied to the bronze statues in the foundry beginning next week with delivery of the statues to the lake shore expected later in July.
At the same time restoration will begin of the Forget Me Not Creek which empties into Lake Michigan near the monument site. A greater flow of water in the stream will allow more varied populations of fish to swim its waters and complement a more robust and primitive setting for the monument.
All of this work will result in completion of the site in time for the Dedication of the Monument on Sunday, September 16th at 2:00. The dedication will take place at the monument site, located at 4815 Memorial Drive, Two Rivers, WI. Join us in celebration of another remarkable artistic accomplishment by R.T. Wallen!
If you'd like to support this project engraved pavers may be purchased by downloading Paving Brick Donation Forms from the website spiritoftherivers.org or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like your engraved paver installed on the monument site by the time of the dedication, please return the donation and completed form by July 10th.
Thank you to all who have contributed funds or services or moral support to bring us to this stage in a long and very fascinating process. Your generosity made this possible!
We hope to see you on September 16th!
With Warm Regards,