Statue Initiative


IT’S TIME TO GIVE ROBERT EMMET

A HOME IN EMMET COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Robert Emmet

There are 3 statues honoring Robert Emmet in the United States – San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Emmetsburg, Iowa.  We would like to add a fourth site to honor the great Irish patriot here in Petoskey, Michigan, the seat of Emmet County, USA.

A small committee of interested local citizens has been organized to build on development work that began 20 years ago. If you would like to assist in the creation of a fitting tribute to Emmet County’s namesake, please contact one of those listed below:

Ed Karmann, County Emmet Celtic Shop – eamonn@countyemmet.com

Jim Gillespie, The Blissfest Music Organization – jim@blissfest.org

Chris Struble, Arlington Jewelers – chrisglht@aol.com

If you would like more information on the committee’s activities, contact any of the individuals listed above.  And visit this site regularly for updates about the Robert Emmet Statue Committee.  On the site, you will also find information about the short, but heroic life of Robert Emmet and the work of the Robert Emmet Society, a group founded to honor the values of Emmet County’s namesake – and since 1995 has been sending North Central Michigan College students to study Irish history and culture in Galway, Ireland.