The statue of Bradley University founder Lydia Moss Bradley is set to return to its rightful place on Founder’s Circle on campus.
The statue has undergone minor repairs since it was knocked over by a car the night of the June 9.
A reinstallation ceremony is scheduled Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be postponed until the following day at the same time.
Scheduled speakers include Bradley University President Gary Roberts, sculpture professor Fisher Stolz and student body President Mikki Tran.
Well-wishers will have a unique opportunity to welcome Lydia back home.
Prior to the ceremony, the statue will be in place but covered. University officials say faculty, staff and “fans” will be invited to sign the covering.
The Lydia Moss Bradley statue is returned to campus ahead of the start of a new school year. Move-in day at Bradley is Aug. 18. Classes begin Aug. 22.