New statue unveiled in Jefferson City

4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago Monday, May 20 2019 May 20, 2019 Monday, May 20, 2019 8:54:00 AM CDT May 20, 2019 in News
By: Bo Templin, KOMU 8 Reporter
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JEFFERSON CITY - A new statue will be unveiled on Monday in Jefferson City. The ‘Immigrants Arriving” statue is meant to honor and remember the immigrants coming to Missouri during the 19th century.

The statue shows a family of four German immigrants first arriving in Missouri. It will be placed at the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site.

Dale Doerhoff is the Chair of the Rotary Club of Jefferson City and he explained why having this memorial in Jefferson City is so important, “There are thousands and thousands of people in central Missouri who share the similar history. So that is why this is particularly significant to put this memorial here in Jefferson City. Not only is it the capital city, but it is also one of the significant centers of settlement that this immigrants arriving memorial is honoring.”

The artwork was sculpted by William J. Williams, who will be in attendance for the unveiling on Monday.

“The statue that will be presented at the museum is made of bronze and it glows. It is beautiful. To see it in its full glory, you will have to come to the museum,“ said Doerhoff.

The Landing Site is closed to the public on Monday, but will be open for the remainder of the week to the public.

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