Monument Repaired – THANK YOU NPS and Mr. Dajnowski!!

 

The week before a group of us were in Gettysburg, NPS’s Katie Lawhon sent this information to the 74thers.  It shows the repair and reinstalling of the 74th monument.  Folks, a group of us can attest to the love and care that Andrzej Dajnowski brought to the repair.  While you can make out where the monument was damaged, Mr. Dajnowski truly performed an artistic miracle in repairing this beloved monument. 

 

On October 27, 2004, Gettysburg National Military Park successfully reset the 74th Pennsylvania monument.

 

(See attached file: Resetting the 74th PA Monument.jpg)

 

Caption:  Andrzej Dajnowski, of Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, Inc., of Forest Park Illinois, along with GNMP staff Vic Gavin and Gary Currens, lower the newly repaired 74th Pennsylvania monument into position.

 

The 116 year old monument was severely damaged by a vehicle in November 2003.  Pieces of the monument were shipped to Illinois for extensive repairs in a special studio.

 

Photo courtesy of Dru Neil, Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg.

 

Katie Lawhon

Public Affairs Specialist

Gettysburg National Military Park

97 Taneytown Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

phone  717- 334-1124 x452