a petition

TO RESTORE BETHESDA’S MADONNA OF THE TRAIL TO A MORE PROMINENT POSITION IN OUR CITY’S LANDSCAPE.

  

The Madonna of the Trail statue needs your help. Bethesda’s celebration of the courage of pioneer women heading west has become an afterthought in the landscape of our town. The time is right to move this important historical statue to a prominent permanent location. The perfect location is about to be renovated – the Farm Women’s Market. If the people of Bethesda show their support, we can move the Madonna to the Farm Women’s Market and give her a permanent home facing west, towards the other 11 identical Madonna statues that mark the Old Trails Road from Bethesda to the Pacific Ocean.


PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR WOMEN’S COURAGE, FOR HISTORY AND FOR BETHESDA.


We the People of Bethesda, Maryland, and surrounding communities believe that the Madonna of the Trail Statue, the most important statue in Bethesda and one of the only statues erected in Maryland to honor a woman, deserves to be restored to the same prominence in the landscape and imagination of our town that she once held when dedicated by Judge Harry Truman in 1929. Therefore, we wish to express our strong support for moving the Madonna of the Trail monument to a permanent home facing west on the grounds of the Farm Women’s Market. 


TO SIGN THE PETITION, CLICK ON THE BUTTON (Top Right) WHICH LINKS TO THE SIGNATURE PAGE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

THIS PETITION IS INTENDED TO DEMONSTRATE TO  DECISIONMAKERS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND BETHESDA THAT THERE IS STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR  THE MADONNA OF THE TRAIL STATUE AND FOR PROVIDING HER WITH A PROMINENT SAFE PLACE IN OUR STREETSCAPE THAT RESPECTS HER HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE.