Patrons of Cedar Brake Park Invite You
to Meet the Pioneers of Montgomery "Live"
On thursday evening, May 15, 2014, the
Patrons of Cedar Brake Park will be holding a big fundraiser to help finish the Pioneers of Montgomery
Monument. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lone Star Community Center located at 2500 Lone Star Parkway
in Montgomery, Texas. Come and have fun as the Pioneers of Montgomery come to life when each of the pioneers
will be portrayed by live actors in period attire. There will be a live auction and a silent
One item in the live auction will be a
large framed Lone Star flag of Texas that flew over Montgomery, Texas during Founders Day in July 2012 for the
175th birthday of Montgomery, Texas, it also flew over the State capitol for the 175th birthday of the Texas flag,
and it was the first flag to fly behind the statue of Charles Bellinger Stewart at the dedication of the Pioneers
of Montgomery monument. Attire will be "country casual."
Tickets are 20.00 each or $30.00 for a
couple. For more information about this woderful event and tickets, call
Patrons of Cedar Brake Park
in Montgomery, Texas
"The Pioneers of Montgomery" Monument
The Patrons of Cedar Brake Park chose 2012, the 175th
birthday of Montgomery, Texas, to introduced "The Pioneers of Montgomery" historical monument project.
The Pioneers of Montgomery historical monument was designed and sculpted by Montgomery resident Lynn Peverill, and
the monument represents the early folks that built Montgomery, Texas and Montgomery County, Texas from
Much has been accomplished in the last year and a half.
The pedestal, shrubbery and lighting have been placed in Historic Montgomery's Cedar Brake Park by the Boy Scouts
of America in two separate Eagle Scout Projects. The first life-size sculpture of Charles B.
Stewart (an entrepreneur who designed the Lone Star Flag of Texas and the Texas State Seal) was dedicated
on January 25, 2014.
However, Charles B. Stewart is standing in Cedar Brake
Park all by himself. The other four life size figures that will complete the monument will include a farmer,
a rancher, a logger and a pioneer woman symbolizing the pioneers that built Montgomery, Montgomery County and
Texas. We need your help to cast the remaining four statues. To make a donation to help us cast
the remaining four statues and complete the monument, contact Sonya Clover at
Another way to support the Pioneers of Montgomery
Monument Project is by buying a memorial brick to be placed in Cedar Brake Park: Click here for a copy of the memorial brick order
form. With a memorial brick, you can add your name, your family's name, honor a family member or
memorialize an ancestor permanently along one of the beautiful walkways and paths in Cedar Brake
First Pioneers of Montgomery
Monument Statue Dedicated
Charles B. Stewart Statue in Cedar Brake Park
of Pat Spackey
The first of five statues that will compose
the Pioneers of Montgomery Monument was dedicated on Saturday, January 25, 2014. More photos coming. Click on
the photograph to see many more photographs from the dedication ceremony on January 25, 2014.
City of Montgomery Approves $25,000
for "The Pioneers of
At the June 11, 2013 meeting of the City of
Montgomery City Council, city officials approved $25,000 from MIDC funds towards The Pioneers of Montgomery
monument project in Cedar Brake Park. This represents another major step forward for the
This project is being accomplished well
below market costs due to the donations of time and energy by a number of local supporters. For
instance, the base for the monument and the landscaping are being donated by a Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout
project. As such, this project can be completed for as little as $125,000. The balance of the
funding for the casting of the five life-size bronze statues ($25,000 per statue) is being sought from the
private sources. If you or your company would like to contribute, click
Help Build the Monument!
Want to make a contribution to the Pioneers of Montgomery
monument project? You can support the Pioneers of Montgomery project by buying brick. Custom
bricks memorializing your family, an ancestor, historic events or dates, etc. can be purchased from the
Patrons of Cedar Brake Park for $50 for a 4" X 8" brick or two 4" X 8" bricks for $90. You can
also purchase a 8" X 8" memorial brick for $125.
These bricks will be placed as part of the paved walking
trail in Cedar Brake Park. All profits from the sale of the bricks will go directly to the
monument project. Click here
for a copy of the memorial brick order form. Checks should be made payable to Patrons
of Cedar Brake Park. The checks and order forms should be sent to Patrons of Cedar
Brake Park, P.O. Box 1303, Montgomery, Texas 77356.
Tabletop Bronzes of "The Pioneers of Montgomery"
in Montgomery to Aid Fundraising
Table-top Bronze of The Pioneers of Montgomery
"Rancher" on Work Bench at Foundry
The table-top bronzes of the "The Pioneers of
Montgomery" historical monument have been cast at the foundry to give volunteers and contributors a better
idea of what the life-sized monument destined for Cedar Brake Park will look like. The five original
table-top bronze statues are now on display at The Clover Patch Antiques and Collectibles located at 14356
Liberty Street in Montgomery, Texas. The table-top bronze statues, about 16" in height, or the complete
set of all five are now available for sale as a fund raiser towards the completion of the life-sized "The
Pioneers of Montgomery" historical monument to be erected in Cedar Brake Park. Individual pieces (Charles B
Stewart-the designer of the Lone Star Flag of Texas, the farmer, the rancher, the logger or the pioneer
woman) are available for $3,500 each and the entire set of all five figures is available for
Patrons of Cedar Brake Park are soliciting contributions
from individuals and corporate sponsors to cover the costs of casting of the life-sized bronze "The Pioneers of
Montgomery" historical monument to be erected in Cedar Brake Park. Patrons of Cedar Brake Park have estimated
that the entire project can be completed for $150,000. Contributors of $500 or more will be recognized on
this web site. Patrons of Cedar Brake Park is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and contributions to the
"Pioneers of Montgomery" historical monument project are tax deductible. For more information about
purchasing a table-top bronze statue or to make a contribution contact Sonya Clover at
Four of the Five Tabletop Castings Being Inspected at the
Fundraiser for "The Pioneers of Montgomery"
Scheduled for October 12, 2013
The first fundraiser for "The Pioneers of Montgomery"
historical monument has been scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Montgomery, Texas. The fundraiser will be
held at the Lone Star Community Center in Montgomery located at 2500 Lone Star Parkway and will be held between the
hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. "The Pioneers of Montgomery" historical monument fundraiser will feature a live auction
and a silent auction to raise funds for the casting and erection of the monument. The Patrons of Cedar Brake Park
hope to see everyone interested in preserving the history of historic Montgomery, Texas there.
Lynn Peverill is a multi-medium artist whose work has been
described as both edgy and lively in a contemporary realism style. Her paintings capture movement and emotion in
a loosely rendered interpretation of everyday life. Lynn’s subjects are captivating ranging from portraiture,
boldly palliated landscapes and whimsically sketched caricatures. Her award winning pieces have been juried into
galleries from Galveston to the Montgomery County areas and are included in many private collections
Lynn’s sculptures have garnered
prizes as well celebrated for their robust and dynamic composition. Her pieces have been invited into the Lowman
Student Center Gallery at Sam Houston University for a one-person exhibition in addition to showing at many
other area galleries.
Lynn is currently working on a
monument piece for Cedar Brake Park in the City of Montgomery Texas, which depicts the extraordinary people who
built Montgomery. The life sized five-figure piece includes Charles
B Stewart, the designer of the Texas Sate Flag and State Seal, a farmer, a rancher, a logger and a pioneer
woman. Named “The Pioneers of Montgomery”. The project is entirely conceptualized by Lynn but is a community led
Lynn is the organizer and
chairwomen of “Chalk up Conroe”, an annual street chalk art event to benefit breast cancer research, serves on
the Conroe Art League Board of Directors and has been costumer to the Crighton Players at the Owen Theater in
downtown Conroe Texas for the past nineteen years.
When Conroe began its historical
bench beautification project. Lynn was awarded two benches for her
unique designs, one being a sculptural relief of Conroe’s World War Two Base and the other a painted homage to
the Crighton Players featuring many of the shows she has costumed.
Lynn currently resides in Montgomery
and teaches secondary art at Covenant Christian School in Conroe Texas. She is the wife of
William, mother to two children and grandmother to three boys.
For more information about the art of Lynn Peverill,
Courtesy of to Texas State Library and Archives
Above is the original drawing of the Lone Star Flag of
Texas by Charles Bellinger Stewart. The original drawing is located in the Texas State Library and Archives
Commission in the Lorenzo de Zavala Building in Austin, Texas.
Beautiful Cedar Brake Park located in Montgomery, Texas. future site of "The Pioneers of
If you would like to sponsor this worthy endeavor,
contact Patrons of Cedar Brake Park. Patrons of Cedar Brake Park is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt
organization. Contact information for Patrons of Cedar Brake Park: (713) 899-0128 or Patrons of Cedar Brake
Park, P.O. Box 1303, Montgomery, Texas 77356.
Sonya Clover with Patrons of Cedar Brake Park
Sonya Clover with Patrons of Cedar Brake
Park made a presentation about the proposed monument to be placed in Cedar Brake Park to be
called "The Pioneers of Montgomery." This presentation was
made to the many guests attending the 2012 Montgomery, Texas Founders Day
breakfast on July 7, 2012.
Montgomery Texas Founders Day Breakfast July 7, 2012
2012 is the 175th Birthday of Montgomery, Texas
175 Montgomery, Texas 1837-2012 logo is used with permission from
Historic Montgomery Business Association. All rights reserved.