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Quay-Wardlaw House ~ SC Historical Marker
I helped you with the Wardlaw family reunion in Abbeville last Aug. 2011 and we had a great turnout on a very hot and sometimes rainy day! I knew you would be interested to learn that we are placing a SC Historical Marker at your Wardlaw ancestors’ home in Abbeville , S.C. known as the Quay-Wardlaw House. Approval from the S. C. Dept. of Archives and History is “for certain” due to their important contributions to S.C. Dr. Tracy Power has already told us that. We, the Abbeville County Historical Society hope to have the marker up this year; money however is an issue as we are in a small town and have very limited financial resources.
Thru your excellent Wardlaw genealogical research you have so very many Wardlaw contacts, would you please get word to them that we desperately need financial support for your illustrious ancestors’ marker at their home (circa 1790) still standing here is Abbeville, SC? We are a 501-3c charitable, not for profit Historical Society focused totally on promoting, preserving and interpreting the history of Abbeville County and its citizens including the early Wardlaws who accomplished much.
We of course have an eleemosynary number for charitable giving. This marker alone will cost $2,170; if we have a reception following the dedication, then that could be another $500. In addition, we would like as many Wardlaw decendents as possible to attend. The date is pending. We would keep you posted well in advance of the dedication of this important historical marker.
Contributions should be mailed to:
The Abbeville Co. Historical Society
P.O box 12
Abbeville, S.C. , 29620
With kind regards,
Abbeville Co. Historical Society Board Member
Statue of Bishop Wardlaw with the papal bull
in his right hand, as on the day in 1414 when the papal bull of
confirmation of his foundation arrived in St. Andrews.
Published on Sunday 8 April 2012 15:00
Professor Ian Carradice, director of the university museums, unveiled a significant addition to the Museum of the University of St. Andrews on the Scores last Friday.
A project is now under way to erect a statue of Bishop Henry Wardlaw, who granted the university its original Charter in 1412, and the museum has acquired the model of Alan Herriot’s entry for the design competition. Though it was the runner-up, Dr Barbara Crawford, director of the Strathmartine Trust, said that Mr Herriot’s model was so “impressive and evocative” that it deserved to be acquired for the university.
The winning design is by Kilmany sculptor David Annand and, if £60,000 can be raised, the life-size statue will be placed in the university grounds. So far, the appeal – not part of the university’s official anniversary appeal, but administered by the Strathmartine Trust – has raised £20,000, and the Trust welcomes any contributions, large or small. Cheques may be made out to “The Strathmartine Trust Wardlaw Statue Appeal” and addressed to the Director, Strathmartine Trust, 2 Kinburn Place, St. Andrews, KY16 9DT.
(see this link for the picture and article)
Extract from 'The St. Andrews Citizen'
Dr. Barbara Crawford, mentioned in this article writes to Jean Coker and me:
"We had an unveiling of the small
model of Bishop Wardlaw which the
University Museum bought and there
was a report in the local paper 'The
Citizen' last Friday. I hope that any of your members who visit
Scotland this year will come by St. Andrews and see
the model in the University museum (MUSA)-and also
The next event of interest will be when the remains of Wardlaw's effigy are returned to the Cathedral museum after conservation. I hope to arrange a bit of publicity then and will send you whatever may appear, as well as pictures of the cleaned and re-displayed effigy fragments.
I am now targeting Trusts to raise more money, and if you have any suggestions for any foundations in USA (or elsewhere) which might have interests in this kind of project I would be very pleased to have their details.
All good wishes, Barbara"
Since 2009 Stephanie and I have participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides 5k fundraiser at the Rose Bowl. Since that time our team has raised thousands of dollars for CF research, we have exercised, and had fun while doing it. We are currently interested in getting more people to join our team, and/or obtaining more donations between now and the fundraiser.
Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable
organization that focuses on the physical and emotional well being of
children and families in the Mid-Atlantic region.|
The Scots4Tots organization focuses on supporting the entire family, as everyone shares the emotional stress of an illness. That’s why we are proud to be affiliated with Children’s National Medical Center of Washington D.C. and the Walter Reed Medical Center. By supporting and enriching the lives of the children, the family benefits by receiving a much needed break from the stress and anguish that too often becomes part of caring for a loved one while in a hospital setting.
Whether the child is hospitalized with an illness or the child of a soldier being treated at Walter Reed, the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots recognizes the strength of family, and the healing powers of the family-unit.
It is our mission to reach out to these family members.
The Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots also supports, through our donations, the New Horizons Cultural Arts Program at Children’s National Medical Center. They bring cultural arts and animal visitation to over 10,000 patients annually and offer art, music and dance, allowing the children to let their imaginations roam beyond hospital boundaries during challenging moments in their young lives.
Often times, during the rush to get to a wounded soldiers bedside, family members forget to pack the day-to-day items needed while living out of their suitcase. We would like to help by providing first care packages that will include items such as toiletries, personal hygiene items and spare clothing to families who’s loved one is being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Our group also sponsors arts and crafts shows, demonstrations of Scottish music and dancing, military drills, parades, and other activities designed to promote hope, happiness, and healing among those facing difficult circumstances.
Visit us online at HYPERLINK "http://www.scots4tots.org" www.scots4tots.org and share in our goal of making children smile, always mindful that our success is measured one smile at a time!