Save Mingea Cottage and VES Heritage
  • Petitioned Tommy Battle

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Headmaster
Tommy Battle
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Parker H. Lee III
Co-Chairman, Board of Trustees
John Woolard
Associate Head of School
Sarah Cuccio
Director of Development
Meade King
Director of Alumni Relations
Ron Hood
Trustee
Mike Alford
Trustee
Stan Archibald
Trustee
Laura Beasley
Trustee
Earle Betts
Trustee
Matt Brandon
Trustee
Jesse Capel
Trustee
Ted Craddock
Trustee
Bud Doughton
Trustee
John Flippin
Trustee
Lee Herbert
Trustee
Lawrence Hicks
Trustee
Barbara Howard
Trustee
Sean Jenkins
Trustee
Cham Light
Trustee
Susan Carrington Lowder
Trustee
Bill Morrisette
Trustee
Spencer Morten
Trustee
Will Pannill
Trustee
Billy Peebles
Trustee
Neff Powell
Trustee
Stewart Roddey
Trustee
Rob Taylor
Trustee
Bobby Watts
Trustee
Will Martin

Save Mingea Cottage and VES Heritage

    1. Ginny Haslam Cline
    2. Petition by

      Ginny Haslam Cline

      Cumming, GA

Do you remember Studio Art in Mingea Cottage, your escape to the infirmary because you were "sick," or your first kiss on the lawn in front of the old white farmhouse?  

Mingea Cottage, VES’s oldest building, has seen the school's entire history play out and its presence as the oldest part of VES's campus gives it an institutional de facto landmark status.  It is a touchstone of history for all of us who have been students and faculty there.

What makes VES special that might inspire its alumni to give?  Of course, our teachers and the friendships we formed matter most, but it is the spaces we remember, steeped in history and tradition, that elicit sentiment and pride and motivate the generosity of alumni.  Please help remind VES that Mingea matters by signing the  below petition.  

Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.  - Proverbs 23:10

 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Reached 200 signatures
    3. Old cottage slated for demolition; some VES alums fighting to save it

      Ginny Haslam Cline
      Petition Organizer
      Old cottage slated for demolition; some VES alums fighting to save it

      "Our group believes that the trustees are doing what they believe is best, but Mingea is special to the school's alumni," said Henry Clarke, a VES alumnus leading the campaign to preserve the cottage.

    4. Reached 50 signatures

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    • David Winterholler CHARLESTON, WV
      • 12 months ago

      This building helped me physically with nurse feathers ton and academically with Mr burke

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      • 12 months ago

      History must be kept. If we don't have history, its going to get lost in memories. Very important for the cottage to be saved.

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    • Ricardo Rodriguez VERO BEACH, FL
      • 12 months ago

      historic preservation is paramount to cultural preservation, we all love the old towns and European cities because of their rich history and heritage in the meantime we destroy our own , new buildings are not better buildings they are just "New"

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    • pauline cassady GENEVA, AL
      • 12 months ago

      I know nothing about this house, However it is a lovely old house typical of lthe old south, wrap around front porch, couldn't it be renovated ? for a large family to live in. a darn same to tare it down.!!

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    • Temple Whitson ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • 12 months ago

      We do not go to the moon because it is easy, but because it is hard! We do the right thing no matter how difficult. There is "history" in Mingea, therefore VES must do what is right to do what they can to preserve it! Expert historical preservationists have stated that there is no reason to remove it, therefore do what is right, preserve the historical character of the campus. Save Mingea! I know that my brother and his memories are with me on this! Do it!

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