Current Status of the Matthew Fontaine Maury Monument
To provide our members with an update on the status of the Matthew Fontaine Maury monument that was removed from Richmond’s Monument Avenue several years ago, this link is being shared with our membership. Before and after the removal of the monument, comprehensive information regarding the life and accomplishments of our ancestor was provided to each entity having decision making authority over the placement of the monument. Most recently, Brian Nilsson provided this same packet of information to those who would be developing the context for the display in Las Angeles. For the very first time, a response was received from museum personnel. This has opened the door for Russell Hooper to share his years of research and collection of Matthew Fontaine Maury papers which will provide a wealth of information to the museum and provide a broader context for those developing the narrative for our family member.

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