Last week, the APG Board of Directors authorized a donation of $7500 to the ABT for the purchase, restoration, and preservation, of key Pickett/Pettigrew Charge property. The property, currently the site of “General Pickett’s Buffet”, is relocating to a new site off of the battlefield. From the ABT “We have an unparalleled preservation opportunity to help … More APG donates to the American Battlefield Trust for Gettysburg property.
Last week, just prior to the MMSI Show, we were notified by Greg Goodell that the National Park Service (NPS) and the Gettysburg Foundation (GF) have agreed to our proposal for an exhibit next August 2023. The exhibit will be held at the Visitor Center and mirror what we did in Philadelphia this past June. … More Back to Gettysburg.
A big thank you to everyone that participated in our auction at the MMSI Show last weekend. The auction was very successful and will help us continue to fund more preservation efforts in the future. I’d also like to thank all of those that purchased figures from the table and made cash donations. Again, the … More Thank you
I’d like to announce the Artist Preservation Group 2022 Auction. The auction will be held at the MMSI Show at the Schaumburg Marriott on Sat Oct 22. The auction will be held in the Schaumburg room from 12:30 to 1:30. Again this year we have some great pieces up for bidding. You need not be … More Artist Preservation Group 2022 Auction
This Wednesday, the APG Board of Directors approved funding the purchase of a rare ca 1730 Type II Dutch musket for the Sons of the American Revolution Museum being built in Louisville, KY. According to Zac Distel Curator and Exhibits Director for the SAR obtaining this musket was a high priority for them. As a … More Dutch Musket for the Sons of the American Revolution Museum.
This week the APG answered the call from the American Battlefield Trust to help preserve parcels of land at 3 Virginia battlefields, with a donation of $5000. The battlefields, a total of 52 acres at Second Manassas, Reams Station, and Cumberland Church are all under threat of development. Once again the ABT has stepped in … More The APG Steps in Again.
The Artist Preservation Group notes with great sadness the passing of Mr. Joel Glass, on July 14, 2022. Joel was one of the miniature hobby’s most ardent promoters — a collector and patron of shows, organizations and individual artists. Most particularly, Joel was a firm supporter of the APG and our conservation efforts. His passing … More A Sad Loss for the Modelling Community
Gettysburg National Military Park recently published about the preservation of some artifacts belonging to General John Henry Hobart Ward. Ward was a career soldier who rose to the rank of Brigadier General and participated in the fighting on the Union right flank on 2 July, 1863. The article (found here) gives an interesting summary of … More The Legacy of General John Henry Hobart Ward
Much has been posted the past few days about the exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution. I’d like to add my 2 cents worth. A big shout out to all those that participated. First, to Tom Holtz for stepping in for me a few months ago as the Chair of the Exhibit and … More Thank You All!
This May the APG donated $5000 to the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation for preservation of land at the site of the 1862 Battle of Port Republic, Virginia. The battle was the final fight of Jackson’s legendary1862 Valley Campaign. His victory there resulted in the Valley being cleared of immediate threats and opened the door for … More APG Donates to save key land at 1862 battle site.