Help Us Support This Stanley Family Project

The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education is located in an old brick school house which some of our Stanley cousins attended in Montpelier, Va.  The Center's location is near Hanover, Va, the location of immigrant Thomas Stanley's land dating the Stanley roots to the late 1600's.  The Center has started developing the Village Green Project which covers part

of the area in front of the

house(brick building on the right) and over to the Sycamore Tavern(white building on the left) next door.  It will be a park-like area with brick sidewalks, trees, plants, benches, etc.  Both the Center and the Tavern are on the National Historic Register.

Utilizing the front lawn entrances, the Village Green design complements the interior 1929 building.  This inviting

and engaging project features a performance area, brick court yard and walkways, a rose garden, a serpentine wall, and an out door exhibit on the area of transportation.

A brick walkway invites visitors to a Colonial herb garden at Sycamore Tavern(see below).  This connector will strengthen the visual and historic association between the Tavern

A request to Stanley families has been made by The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education to help develop the�Stanley Allee�located in the Village Green.  You can view their web page about the Stanley Alee by clicking here.

�The purpose of�the Stanley Allee�is:�

  • To recognize, honor and tribute our ancestors--the early Stanley families and their extraordinary visionaries of freedom and liberty
  • To recognize their strong presence since 1700
  • To recognize local heritage in Hanover County, Virginia

The Stanley famiilies (including NSFA) have been approached to consider a $25,000 investment (donation) to support the development of Village Green.  The National Stanley Family Association (NSFA) has already approved $2,500 if matching funds are received.

�� Ann Comfort, Executive Director, of the Montpelier Center, has purposed a way for raising funds to meet the�$25,000� goal.  Individuals could purchase bricks at a cost of $220 (8� x 8�) or $120 (4� x 8�) in honor or memory of their family.  All of these inscribed bricks would be placed together in a sidewalk of the Stanley Allee.  The funds raised by the

brick sale would count toward the $25,000 goal.  If the goal is reached within two years

two additional granite bands (see image to the right) honoring the Stanleys would be added to the sidewalks and a designated area of the Village Green would be recognized as the�Stanley Allee.  See the��attached Stanley Allee brick order and map.

�We urge you to consider a donation or purchasing brick(s) to support this endeavor.  Your donation is tax

Village Green Walkway

and the Montpelier

Montpelier Center and Sycamore Tavern have been named Virginia Historic Landmarks, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are contributing members to the Montpelier Historic District.  If you

go to (click on) The Village Green

Project - you can see some of the sidewalk/planting areas already developed in pictures taken during the dedication ceremony.

The Village Green

old school

The Stanley Allee
as part of the
Village Green Project

The Montpelier Center for
Arts & Education

The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education
Village Green Bands

Center.  The


deductible�since�the Montpelier Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  If you have any

questions, contact�Ann Comfort�at�804-883-7378�or��or Russell Bumpass at 804-883-6448.  As Stanleys we have received a special and significant invitation to be a part of "The Village Green� development in a way that would keep the Stanley name in history forever!

If you want to support this project, please download this form, fill it out and mail it in with your check or credit card information.  This is an electronic form so you can also fill it out electronically, if you wish, and then print it and mail it.