LIFE

Impressive Presidential Busts Find A Temporary Home On A Virginia Farm

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

In March 2004, Presidents Park and Museum opened to the public in Williamsburg, VA. The park featured an indoor museum, in addition to its main attraction: a field of 20-foot-tall busts, one for each President of the United States.

Six years later, in 2010, the park closed. Now, the busts need a home, and await one on their temporary address on the farm of Howard Hankins, who helped build the park.

All 43 busts sit on his property in no particular order, crumbling, decaying, and hoping to be restored. Hankins is now raising money to help return the busts to their former glory.

This drone footage captures both the beauty and the sadness in the faces of the statues. They still stand proud, but time is chipping away at them.

Thanks to this footage, you can get up close and personal with the greats, like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson!

But Hankins can’t keep the busts on his property for long — he needs to find them a permanent home. He saved them once, when he was tasked with destroying them and could not. Now, he needs to find a way to save them a second time.

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