Pan, the noisy, goat-footed god of the Greeks, returned to Chatham Manor in April 2013, whose riverfront he had graced since the 1920s–until vandals knocked him over in December 2002, shattering the stone statue.
The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club, the Rappahannock Fredericksburg Rotary Club, Friends of Chatham, and sculptors Scott McKee of Fredericksburg and James Robertson of Richmond restored the vandalized Colonial Revival sculpture at Chatham, the national historic landmark in Stafford County that serves as headquarters of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Stafford County, Virginia.
Pieces of Pan.
Pan ready to be pampered.
Putting Pan back together.
Sculpter Scott McKee puttting Pan back together again.
Pan being pampered.
Gazebo without Pan.
Patsy Thompson of the Rappahannock Valley Garden Club–one of three local groups that funded Pan’s restoration–holds a 2000 photo of Kathleen and Don Edwards used to check the statue’s position inside its Greek temple overlooking Fredericksburg, Va., across the Rappahannock River.
Scott McKee and his colleague, sculptor James Robinson, re-installed Pan to his rightful place in the gazebo.
Sculptor Scott McKee of Fredericksburg poses with Pan, the limestone statue he restored and reinstalled at Chatham Manor, and a photograph he used during the months-long restoration project.
Nancy Fahy (right) and Patsy Thompson photograph Pan’s installation, as Scott McKee and James Robertson apply lime mortar to join the 500-pound, 7-foot limestone statue to its base.
Pan dressed up for Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.
Local Artists and Photographers
Honor Chatham’s “Pan”
“Approaching Pan” by Katherine McAskill
“Summer at Chatham” by Casey Alan Shaw
Photo courtesy of Penny A. Parrish
Chatham’s “Pan” Photo Courtesy of Thomas Sauerwein