Forrest Monument Association and Charles Niehaus

Forrest Minutes Book

 

Volunteer extraordinaire Becky Muska has done it again.  After expertly digitizing the Pink Palace Photograph Collection, she set her sights on the the Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument Association Minutes Book and Cash Ledger Book, which document the creation of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Forrest Park.

Not only did she digitize both items, but she also created a new digital-only document that incorporates letters, photographs, and newspaper articles along with entries from the Minutes Book  to tell the story of sculptor Charles Henry Niehaus and his quest to create the park’s sculpture: Charles Henry Niehaus and the Forrest Monument.

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