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Book Signing to Benefit Memorial Park Association
December 5, 2020 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Historian and Author Wayne W. Wood will sign copies of his latest masterpiece, “LIFE: The Untold Story of Charles Adrian Pillars,” at Memorial Park, Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon. The book, published by the Jacksonville Historical Society, sells for $49.95 plus tax; credit cards only, please.
The intriguing story behind the relatively unknown artist and sculptor of Memorial Park’s Life sculpture is captured in Wood’s newly-released hardcover book, “LIFE: The Untold Story of Charles Adrian Pillars,” published by the Jacksonville Historical Society.
An undertaking that was more than 10 years in the making, Wood’s 400-plus page book contains more than 200 photos, and spans historic events from the Chicago Fire of 1871, the Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville, the Spanish American War, World War I and the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 to the post-war creation of Memorial Park and its iconic sculpture, “Life.”