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
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.
Public Affairs Specialist
Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone 717- 334-1124 x452