Ivers Square United States Colored Troop Statue Endowment established

Ivers Square United States Colored Troop Statue Endowment established
A statue honoring all African American troops was installed in Ivers Square in downtown Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Source: KFVS)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Old Town Cape has established the Ivers Square United States Colored Troop Statue Endowment at Southeast Missouri State University.

This $10,000 dollar fund will be used by Southeast Missouri State University’s Historic Preservation program and Old Town Cape to preserve and display the United States Colored Troops statue at Ivers Square.

“This is a very exciting development. Not only does it guarantee the statue will be cared for appropriately in the future, but it will also give students in Southeast’s Historic Preservation program the opportunity to learn about preservation and conservation techniques from trained conservators in the field. In addition, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with Old Town Cape to assist with the ongoing interpretation of this important part of our community’s heritage.”
Dr. Steven Hoffman, Historic Preservation Coordinator

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