Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum closed on March 13, 2020, until further notice. The Education and Public Programs Team at the Nixon Library is pleased to remind you that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continues to be an excellent source for entertaining and historical content! Simply follow the links below for additional information.
Statues, Monuments, and Memorials
George Washington Statue, Richmond, VA; 1796 (Photographer Unknown); Art and Sculpture: General; General Photographic File of the Commission of Fine Arts, ca. 1910 - 1950; Records of the Commission of Fine Arts, Record Group 66; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. National Archives Identifier: 57358782
Monuments and memorials serve as reminders of a nation’s shared heritage. Whether sculptures or buildings, they are tangible representations of historical legacies that help reflect an understanding of the past and often depict historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Lantern Slide of the Lincoln Memorial Statue; 1921; Scenes of Washington, DC, 1921 - 1936; Records of the National Park Service, Record Group 79; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. National Archives Identifier: 183515080
Using DocsTeach, the National Archives’ online tool for teaching activities through primary resources, we invite you to explore various photographs of monuments and memorials throughout the United States. Additionally, we suggest utilizing the many teaching activities related to “Statues, Monuments, and Memorials to George Washington” offered here.
Stayed tuned for regular updates from the Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team.
Please feel free to contact us at NixonEducation@nara.gov if you have any questions.
The Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team