VCF Selected Accomplishments
VCF Top Goals
Most Pressing Funding Needs for Capitol Square as identified by the VCF
In recognition of their lasting legacy and contributions, as well as to ensure the endurance of their rich and inspiring stories, the Indian monument will pay tribute to Virginia's original inhabitants. Oriented to the earth, Mantle creates the shape of a Nautilus shell by combining three integrated spiral elements. A five-foot wide winding footpath will follow the outline of the monument; rising from and returning back to the earth. In addition to the path, there will be a continuous wall, also serving as a bench, to allow for gathering and meditating. A selection of perennial native plant species will constitute the natural style landscaping around the monument. Traversing the space will be a man-made stream, paying homage to the integral role water plays in the culture of Virginia Indian tribes. Stones from sites throughout the Commonwealth, with significance to Virginia Indians, will be placed in the stream bed.
The Virginia Women's Commission is leading the much anticipated effort to commemorate and celebrate the achievement of women in Virginia. Thought to be the first of its kind in the nation recognizing the full range of women's achievements, the monument will take the form of a garden plaza featuring 12 bronze sculptures of important female figures from Virginia, including both well-known women and those unheralded in the history books. The women selected represent over four centuries of Virginia history and diversity, reflecting various spheres of influence and geographic areas of the Commonwealth. Additional women of achievement will be named on the wall of honor surrounding the plaza and important milestones in women's history will be enumerated on a timeline. A metaphor for the many unrecognized, and often invisible, female voices that have been responsible for shaping our culture, country, and Commonwealth, Voices from the Garden will spark inquiry and encourage educational endeavors highlighting Virginia women's accomplishments.
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