FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2021
Offers will be received until 3 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville is soliciting offers from entities interested in acquiring ownership of a bronze figurative sculpture depicting the 19th century Explorers Lewis & Clark, and their Native American partner, Sacajawea. The sculpture, entitled “Their First View of the Pacific”, was created by the famous American sculptor Charles Keck. The sculpture is designed to sit atop a tall carved rectangular pedestal of pink granite, also of Keck’s design.
- The City only will entertain offers that propose acquisition of the Statue as well as the base (together, the “Statue”). Each offer must set out detailed terms for the Offeror’s acquisition and removal/relocation of the Statue.
- The Statue has been disassembled and is currently being stored at a City-owned location.
- The base remains at its original location at the intersection of West Main and Ridge-McIntire Street.
Interested parties should review this 4-page solicitation of offers for detailed information about how to respond.
Questions about this solicitation should be directed to Chip Boyles, City Manager, no later than five (5) working days before the due date. All questions must be through email correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video of the statue removal on July 10, 2021
Lewis & Clark Statue Removal from Charlottesville TV10 on Vimeo.
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville