Nationwide Park Service regulation enforcement rangers and New Hampshire State Police are looking for info relating to latest vandalism at Saint-Gaudens Nationwide Historic Park.
The injury, reported the morning of October 1 by park employees, contains the defacement of the park’s Temple funerary monument, the place the household of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is interred. The monument was tagged with paint and anti-Semitic language and symbols.
“We had been heartbroken to find this act of vandalism to the Temple monument and grave of the Saint-Gaudens household and we condemn each the act and the language used,” stated Superintendent Rick Kendall. “We’re already working with Nationwide Park Service conservators to fastidiously restore the monument.”
Nationwide Park Service museum conservators arrived on web site October 4 to start remedy of the location. They’re anticipated to finish the restoration by October 15.
The Temple was initially constructed in plaster in 1905 for a pageant celebrating Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 20-year anniversary in Cornish, New Hampshire. Following Saint-Gaudens’ dying in 1907, his spouse, Augusta, commissioned a duplicate of the Temple in marble. The temple is the ultimate resting place of Saint-Gaudens and his household and is listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations.
Anybody with details about the incident is requested to name 1-888-653-0009. Nameless ideas may be emailed to [email protected] or despatched by textual content message or voicemail to 1-888-653-0009.