The Legends Historic Sculpture Project is an effort to preserve and showcase the stories of those historically significant men and women who shaped our community.
As time and events shape the future, the Legends Project does not want to lose touch with the colorful and interesting men and women who are among the legends that identify the community we live in today.
Honoring those individuals preserves the Grand Junction area's history and those distinctive qualities that give us a sense of place. A community group has been formed to carry this goal forward. Part of its mission is to add a historic element to the existing Art on the Corner program. In late 2007, after a year-and-a-half of hard work, this dedicated group of community partners unveiled a bronze sculpture of Grand Junction High School Graduate Dalton Trumbo. The memorial to the internationally-famed author, screenwriter and Academy Award winner is now a unique feature in front of the Avalon Theatre on Main Street.
Spurred by the success of the Trumbo project, this same group has teamed up again to recognize the legacy left by other historically significant men and women who are part of the Grand Valley story. The expanded project is called The Legends Sculpture Project. Its goal is to commemorate five key legends, one sculpture a year for five years. It will become a Walking History Tour of our community.
The five sculptures in five years project includes:
Walter and Preston Walker - 2008
William Moyer - 2009
Sister Mary Balbina Farrell - 2010
John Otto - 2011
Operation Foresight Main Street Committee and individuals in 2012
Legends Sculpture Project - Art on Corner/Legends
c/o Downtown Development Authority
248 South 4th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Chairman: Tilman "Tillie" Bishop 242-9230
Co-Chair: Jacquie Chappell-Reid 640-5350
Co-Chair: Miffie Blozvich 242-0971