We are working with an amazing sculptress, Susie Chisolm, who is creating a bronze statue of Capt. John Parker for the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. A native of Savannah, GA, Ms. Chisolm is an accomplished artist in many mediums. She received her degree from the University of Georgia in Graphic Design. In 1999, she opened The Susie Chisolm School of Sculpture, which presents workshops and classes for sculptors around the country. Ms. Chisolm also has a studio and gallery located on the popular City Market in Savannah. We are very lucky to have her working with us on the bronze of Capt. Parker. The life size bronze statue will greet visitors as they enter the Minuteman Theater.
If you are not familiar with Capt. Parker, he was the commander of the Lexington Militia during the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. He was a farmer and mechanic by trade and had also served in the French and Indian War. Located on the green in Lexington is a statue of a minuteman by Henry Hudson Kitson and it is thought to modeled after Capt. Parker.