John H. Bradley VA Clinic serves more than 11,000 Veterans in the Fox Valley area with more than 152 staff members as part of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The Appleton clinic opened in 1994 and was expanded in 2008. The original building houses Primary Care and support/specialty services with the expanded operations providing Mental Health programs as well as Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran case management services. Proceeds from the this project will help the clinic continue to serve past generations of veterans as well as every generation to come.
The facility is named for John Henry Bradley who grew up in Appleton. Bradley was a Pharmacist’s Mate, 2/c, attached to the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima in 1945. A winner of the Navy Cross and a Purple Heart among other decorations, he participated in the assault on Mt. Suribachi and the famous flag raisings there.
About Sculpture Valley
Sculpture Valley, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts advocacy organization whose mission is to cultivate, promote, place and preserve public art in outdoor spaces throughout the Fox Cities, through the support and partnership of community members, volunteers, and businesses dedicated to enriching the life experience for all who reside here and visit.
Sculpture Valley previous efforts include the full bronze replacement of Appleton’s World War I memorial “The Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue which was rededicated on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018 and restoration work on the city’s Spanish-American war memorial.
Proceeds from this project will go directly towards Sculpture Valley’s revitalization fund for Solider’s Square to fund new memorials to honor all who have served, but have not been publicly recognized, from World War II to the present.
About Hearthstone Historic House Museum
Hearthstone Historic House Museum is nationally renowned historic site of international significance as the first residence anywhere in the world to be incandescently lit by a hydroelectric central power station using Edison technology. The house still contains the original Edison electroliers and other original light fixtures, original light switches, and some of the world's only examples of original Edison wiring in situ. Beyond its technological significance, Hearthstone is a truly exceptional example of Queen Anne style residential architecture and is filled with examples of Victorian interior design and visual arts.
Hearthstone’s second owner, Albert Priest, donated the Civil War monument in Soldier’s Square in the memory of his brother James, who died serving his country in 1861. Hearthstone’s volunteers removed by hand and palletized over 53 tons of the historic paving bricks which once served as the museum’s driveway so that they could be used in this project.
Hearthstone’s initiatives include its STEM education programs in area school districts, its local history curriculum in Appleton second grade classes, and collaborative efforts with other institutions. Proceeds from this project will support these efforts and help continue Hearthstone’s mission of preserving and interpreting Appleton’s rich history.
Hearthstone Historic House Museum is operated by Friends of Hearthstone, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 public charity.