Help Restore Arthur MacArthur’s Jacket!
This leather jacket belonged to General MacArthur’s son Arthur, and was given to him by Boy Scout Troop 126 in Seattle in November 1951. The jacket itself was lovingly handmade by John Pearson, a member of that troop, as a tribute to then-13-year-old Arthur. Arthur cherished this jacket and wore it until he grew too big to fit. Unfortunately, over time the jacket’s lining has detached from the inside of the sleeves. The Memorial and the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation are looking for $600 to fund conservation – namely reattaching the lining and ensure it is ready for exhibit.
Once restored, the coat will be used for the Memorial’s next special exhibit, opening in 2019. (The coat has not been on display for a long time, if ever.) Donors will receive credit in the artifact file and in the display label.
To donate, please mail a check to:
The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation
Norfolk VA 23510
Please mark “conservation” on the check and include your preferred mailing address
All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by the Foundation.
*** June 20, 2017 UPDATE: We have met the goal to SAVE this picture! We will post photos when the portrait is back from the conservator. Thank you for the support!***
Help Restore This Artifact!
This is a full-color reproduction of Arthur Dawson's portrait of Douglas MacArthur in World War I. The original is at West Point, while this was printed in 1942. Unfortunately, it has been ripped toward the bottom. The Memorial and the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation are looking for $500 to restore this great image.
Once restored, the picture will be added to the Over Here, Over There exhibit, currently open until 2019. Donors will receive credit in the artifact file and in the display label.