Herald JournalHerald Journal, Sept. 5, 2005

Humphrey memorial dedication set for Saturday

The unveiling and dedication of a memorial to Hubert H. Humphrey will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. in Waverly’s Railroad Park.

In 2001, one of the last wishes of the Hubert H. Humphrey Board was to have a permanent memorial dedicated to Humphrey in Waverly. After several years of rest, the members of the board commissioned artist George Basset to design a bronze bust of Humphrey to be established in the Railroad Park in Waverly.

Basset is a Minnesota artist who also created the Humphrey bust that is in the Minnesota State Capitol.

In addition to the bust, a granite marker will be unveiled that carries one of Humphrey’s more memorable quotes regarding his life in Waverly: “It’s just a small town near a lake in Minnesota, but to me, it’s the peace of the world.”

Family members, former members of the Humphrey Museum, neighbors, and local, county, state, and other government officials are expected to attend the dedication.


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