Commander (Astronaut) Scott Altman stands next to a Bronze Bust of him today at the Tazewell County Museum. The Museum hosted an unveiling of the Bust, Sculpted by Morgan Elsa of Delavan for the Museum
Today was the culmination of 8 months of work for Delavan Sculptor Morgan Elsa. At 1pm this afternoon, Museum President Christal Dagit introduced Tazewell County Chairman David Zimmerman and Sculptor Morgan Elsa, with both of them unveiling the bronze bust of Commander Altman. The Tazewell County Museum and Education Center commissioned the Bust to be done by Morgan Elsa. Cost of the Bust was to run between $7500-$8500.
The un-bronzed Bust was first shown at Pekin Country Club on July 25, 2010.It was then taken to a foundry to be bronzed. The foyer in front of the Museum was full of guest today. The Bust will be displayed inside the Museum until a permanent home can be found for it. It was a festive affair at the Museum with food and drink provided for the guest. Mickey Tresenriter a student at ICC majoring in culinary foods prepared the food. Fruit Kabobs with yogurt honey limezess sauce, apple ham with smokey cheddar roll ups, and tomato mozzarella and basil brushetta, along with punch and coffee.
In other Museum news, E Script cards are now available at Schnucks Food Stores or at the Museum. After you activate your card and start making purchases at Schnucks, the Museum will receive 3% of your purchase excluding cards, liquor, etc, but all grocery items are what we will get the donation from.These funds will go toward the museum funds for education. If you have any questions please call Christal Dagit at 346-1889.