Art Auction To Fund Jamestown Site Protection (VA)
Williamsburg, VA, 1/23/2006: Respected artist, historian, and author, Don Troiani of Historical Art Prints, whose work has can be seen numerous educational institutions, publications, and in television productions, has graciously donated one of his limited edition prints, “Molly Pitcher”, to raise funds for preservation of a portion of the Revolutionary War Green Spring battlefield in James City County.
Troiani is acclaimed for the accuracy, drama, and sensitivity of his depictions of the American past. His work is included in the collections of the National Park Service, West Point Military Academy, Parks of Canada, the Pentagon, and the Smithsonian. His Illustrations have appeared on the cover of Gettysburg magazine, in American Heritage and Smithsonian magazines, in television productions for NBC, CNN, A&E, and The History Channel.
In April 2005, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced an agreement to purchase the 198-acre Jamestown Campsites and Yacht Basin properties that contain a portion of the battlefield for $12.5 million. The 2d Virginia Regiment, a Revolutionary War living history organization, is raising awareness as well as funds for TPL’s purchase through a re-enactment commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Green Spring, which will take place July 15-16, 2006.
Funds from the raffle and event will be donated to TPL to add to financial support from local, state, and federal sources for the purchase. TPL put down a $3 million deposit on the land in late December 2005 and will continue fundraising over the next year. On December 13, 2005, the James City County Board of Supervisors committed $2.9 million for the deposit.
Tickets for the raffle will be available through the event’s web page and at the event for $1 each, 6 for $5, or 15 for $10 with an unlimited number of tickets to be sold. The drawing will be held 2PM Sunday July 16, 2006 at the event and the winner will either be able to receive the print at the event or notified by mail. More information about the event can be found at www.battleofgreenspring.org, for more about Don Troiani visit www.historicalartprints.com.
About The 2d Virginia Regiment
The 2d Virginia Regiment is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the purpose to authentically recreate the life and times of the common Virginian soldier of the American Revolution. Formed in 1998, the 2d Virginia Regiment recreates the entire Revolutionary War scene for the general public through attending and hosting encampments, battlefield reenactments, lectures, workshops, and preservation efforts. The equipment and uniforms used by its members are thoroughly researched and painstakingly reproduced with historical accuracy and paid for by the membership itself. For more information, visit www.secondvirginia.org.