Eugene Minihan Memorial Statue

$20 of $10,500 goal

Raised by 1 person in 13 months
Hello, Saddle Enthusiasts! I am a student at Eastern Kentucky University working on a community based project raising funds to build a memorial statue for a famous Kentucky saddle maker named Eugene Minihan.

Mr. Minihan was a saddle maker in the town of Owingsville, Kentucky from the late 1880's until 1926.

This project has been on going, holding meetings with city officals in Owingsville about the statue construction so we are in the beginning stages. There are two diffent statues that we are considering which are pictured on this campaign. It will cost $10,500 to build a replica of what Eugene's saddle looked like, but we also have a design of the saddle along with a statue of Minihan himself which will cost $38,500 to have built.

Along with the project we are in the works of constructing & selling handmade miniature statues of the saddle that will look like the statue. With your donation of $250 we will include one of these "mini" Minihan saddles as a way to say Thank You for your support. Each of these will handcrafted & take hours to construct.

In the coming days I will be posting updates with a video of the town of Owningsville and Mr. Minihan's old shop which is still standing to this day, along with more information with what we have been doing so far, this way you all can gain a better understanding of how important Eugene Minihan was to the town of Owingsville, KY.
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Good afternoon everyone! The press release story for the project will be published in the Mount Sterling, Kentucky newspaper (Mount Sterling Advocate) tomorrow (4-5-2017) The Bath County Outlook Newspaper will also be running the story on the front page of the paper released on Thursday (4-6-2017) so make sure to grab a copy :)
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Update about the KET documentary.

The name of the documentary is: A Quilted History: The Kentucky Riding Saddle,” which was directed by EKU faculty member Chad Cogdill. It will be airing on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Monday, April 10, at 5:30 a.m. EDT, and again on Tuesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Save the Date :)
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Good Afternoon, I wanted to give an update about what we are working on right now with the project. There will soon be an article/press release published in newspapers in several Kentucky counties, so I will give details of that once I have a date. There is also a KET documentary that will soon be released about the story of these saddles so that as well I will make sure to give more information on once I know more. I am also working on editing interviews from last Spring that I will post hopefully on Tuesday which is my goal. These recordings will give a bit more information about the project & the interest people have.

Thanks for all the support :)
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Raised by 1 person in 13 months
Created February 21, 2017
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