Ad Astra Dedication Ceremony

Ad Astra Dedication Ceremony (HMVNB)

Location: Topeka, KS 66626 Shawnee County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'

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The Ad Astra sculpture on the Capitol dome was dedicated on Monday, November 4, 2002.

The ceremony began with the blessing of the sculpture by Badger Wahwassuck of the Potawatomi Nation. Anna Bergen-Kamerer, granddaughter of the sculptor, followed with a narrative entitled "Ad Astra Per Aspera." Richard Bergen, the sculptor, presented the sculpture, and Governor Bill Graves gave a speech of acceptance. Luther Pepper of the Kaw Nation then gave greetings from the Kaw Nation. The ceremony's closing was provided by Brad Hamilton, Director of the Kansas Office of Native American Affairs.
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Placed ByMorrison Foundation Trust
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 268143 N 4325488
Decimal Degrees39.04771667, -95.67918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 51.78" N, 95° 40' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 SW Harrison St, Topeka KS 66626, US
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