The combined talents of many fine artists and creators have resulted in a Memorial like no other.
Built to human scale, the Memorial’s sculptures, story wall, and granite-inlaid compass rose are both intimate and inclusive. Memorial elements embrace the waters of the Chesapeake Bay to touch distant shores and connect us to a broader world.
Dramatic lighting at night illuminates the Memorial – and so illuminates one family’s story representative of so many family stories.
The following artists had a primary role in the creation of the Memorial:
Site Design: Gary S. Schwerzler, interpretive architect;
Sculpture Group: Ed Dwight, internationally recognized sculptor from Denver, Colorado;
Story Wall: Peter D. Tasi, graphic designer of the bronze plaques;
Story Wall: Patricia Fisher McHold, sculptor/painter, and partner in the design and execution of the illustrative plaque borders;
Story Wall Narrative: Wiley A. Hall, 3rd, Executive Editor of the Afro-American Newspapers;
Information Stand: Peter D. Tasi, graphic designer;
Construction: Joe Baker, City of Annapolis; Fort Meyer Construction Company; Pagliaro Brothers Stone Company; and Signcraft, Inc.