Unveiling Ceremony for James Harlan Statue
A statue of James Harlan, former U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Interior, advisor to Abraham Lincoln and two-time president of Iowa Wesleyan, will be unveiled on the Iowa Wesleyan campus in Mount Pleasant, Iowa on Thursday, August 28.
The Iowa legislature voted to give the statue to Iowa Wesleyan on "permanent loan" from the U.S. Capitol building where it had been on display in the Hall of Columns since 1910. The Harlan statue, designed by artist Nellie V. Walker, has been replaced by one of Norman Borlaug, a Cresco native who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his role in combating world hunger.
A public ceremony to unveil the James Harlan statue is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014
Iowa Wesleyan College
601 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
A reception will follow.