A replica of this statue which stands in Victoria, Kansas, now stands in front of the AHSGR Cultural Heritage Research Center, Jake Sinner Headquarters Building in Lincoln, Nebraska. This statue is made of limesonte and is approximately seven feet high. It depicts many of the German Russian families who arrived in the United States, Canada and South America. U.S. Bank, Lincon, Nebraska, generously donated $8,000.00 for the cost of reproduction. Mr. Pete Felten, Hays, Kansas, the original sculptor agreed to create a similary statue.
A local architect and AHSGR members, Randy Stramel, has donated his time and talents, for the completion of this project. Additional expenses are landscaping, sidewalk improvements, and lighting.
As extra enhancement for the area, the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, have authorized the sale of bricks which will surround the base of the statue. The sale of these bricks will provide the needed funds for the additional expenses.
What better way to recognize your family for their German Russian Heritage! This is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to your parents, grandparents, and other family members for their love and support. You can also purchase a brick for your children and/or grandchildren, as a reminder of their commitment to their German Russian heritage for furture generations.
Individuals and families can purchase a brick for $50.00. Chapters, Universities, Schools, Businesses, Organizations, and corporations can purchase a brick for $100.00. There is no limit on the number of bricks you can purchase.
Simply complete the form which can be downloaded HERE. One form per brick. You can make dulicate copies of the form for non-members of AHSGR, such as your local church, school, business, and/or organization.
Return the form(s) with your check or Visa/Mastercard information to Headquarters, 631 D Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502. All contributions are tax deductible.