Preserve Talbot’s history committee searching for statue’s new home
EASTON, Md. – The Talbot Boys monument controversy isn’t over just yet, now the Preserve Talbot History committee is pushing to keep the statue in Maryland.
A member from the search committee tells us, the statue is specific to Talbot’s history and although Talbot county council voted to remove the monument from the courthouse lawn, they say it shouldn’t leave the county.
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation in New Market Virginia was originally supposed to take the monument, but they told the committee they should exhaust every effort to keep the piece of history closer to home.
Now the search committee is taking to social media to ask for help in finding a place that’s local and can be the statue’s forever home. “There are places here where it could go and we hope both the battlefield foundation in Virginia and the Talbot County government can wait and join with us to find the best possible place it can be moved away from the courthouse grounds,” says David Montgomery, President of the Preserve Talbot History search committee.
If you have an idea for where the monument should be relocated to, you can visit their website at preservetalbothistory.org.