News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/2/2021 11:06:58 AM to 8/28/2021 12:00:04 AM.

News Flash

* City News Alerts *

Posted on: August 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Seeks Offers to Acquire Ownership of Lewis, Clark & Sacajawea Statue

Statue depicting Sacajawea, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark

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

Video of the statue removal on July 10, 2021

Lewis & Clark Statue Removal from Charlottesville TV10 on Vimeo.

Media Contact
Brian Wheeler
Director of Communications
City of Charlottesville

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in * City News Alerts *

Leaf Collection Announcement 23-24

Leaf Collection has Begun

Posted on: November 1, 2023
City Seal Color

Call for Applications!

Posted on: November 1, 2023
Rivanna Waste logo


Posted on: September 12, 2023
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

Tree Planting Planned for November

Posted on: September 1, 2023
Rivanna Waste logo


Posted on: August 29, 2023
Logo for Charlottesville Acting on Climate Together

2023 Climate Action Work Plan Posted

Posted on: July 26, 2023
tax time

Taxes Due Monday, June 5, 2023

Posted on: May 30, 2023
Green City Logo

Charlottesville DMV Select Services

Posted on: January 4, 2023