The Unveiling & Dedication of the Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Statue *April 15th, 2016*

The Unveiling & Dedication of the

Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Statue

Friday, April 15th, 2016.  2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. 

The Unveiling & Dedication of the Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Statue marks the conclusion of a statue project that was kicked off in June, 2013. Throughout the project, the committee has been able to contract with a nationally recognized sculptor; raised more than $68,000 to complete the statue project; dedicated the statue site as the Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Park, while also beautifying the location; became an official bicentennial project for the City of Troy; brought light to important history of Troy’s early days; and also brought life back to a man who is considered to be “one of the greatest benefactors to the Village and City of Troy”

We are very thankful to all the donors who made this project possible. It is because of you that we are able to honor the past to educate the future.

Below is a map of how parking will be organized on April 15th

  • Handicapped Parking: Mt. Ida Community Baptist Church’s Parking Lot, 560 Congress St, Troy
  • Main Parking: Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy*

  • Street Parking: Pawling Ave, Congress St, Brunswick Ave

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Final Gala

The Col. Albert Pawling Bicentennial Gala: An Evening with the Mayors

The Col. Albert Pawling Bicentennial Gala: An Evening with the Mayors is the final fundraiser to complete the Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Statue Project before April 15th, the Bicentennial of Col. Pawling’s appointment as the first mayor of Troy. This event will celebrate the City of Troy’s bicentennial of its incorporation and Col. Pawling, who is considered to be the father of Troy and “one of the greatest benefactors to the village and city of Troy”.  The surviving mayors of Troy will be the special guests of the evening. There will be a buffet dinner and cash bar. The gala will also feature a live auction led by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway.

Where: Franklin Terrace Ballroom, Troy, NY
When: Thursday, March 10th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
What: A benefit to Complete the Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Statue Project.

Admission Prices: $65

For more information about the Honorary Committee and payments, click here.


Project Raises Over $50,000; Need $15,000 to Finish.

Last Friday (12/4/15), marked the beginning of the end for the Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Statue Project. The seven foot clay statue of the first mayor of Troy was picked up and delivered to Vermont to be casted bronze. By April 15th, 2016, the statue will be unveiled to kickoff the bicentennial celebration for the incorporation of the City of Troy.

Please see the Times Union article for more information.





An “Evening with the Sculptor” that was dated for Thursday, September 17th has been changed to Saturday, October 24th, from 2pm – 6pm due to a special opportunity to have local revolutionary reenactors give a living history presentation along with a few surprises.

With the new date and theme, the name has also been changed to “The Legacy of Col. Pawling: A Living History and Art Experience”. The Event will also be FAMILY FRIENDLY. Children can learn about great history and see the sculptor show how to make toys in his studio. The sculptor will also have a Pirateland Playscape in his background for children to enjoy! 

Again, the date has been moved from September 17th, Thursday to October 24th, Saturday, 2pm – 6pm.

The event will be hosted at the home of our sculptor, Patrick Pigott and his wife, Jennifer Berkun in Halfmoon, NY.

Guests will be the first to preview the seven foot statue in its final stage of production before going to the foundry and tour Patrick’s studio. An unique opportunity.

So, come join us for delicious italian fare catered by Minissale’s Restaurant in Troy and good company at the beautiful 19th century home & studio in Halfmoon.


Admission prices: Please RSVP by Monday, October 19th, 2015

  • $75.00 Single Admission
  • $100.00 Couple Admission
  • Children under 12 are free.

Once we have received your payment we will send detailed directions to Patrick and Jennifer’s home

Interested? Please email

Here are pictures of the home of Patrick and Jennifer:






On August 2nd,  the Tri-City ValleyCats and the Col. Albert Pawling Memorial Statue Committee will be hosting an all you can eat dinner at the baseball stadium’s pavilion. The dinner will include hamburgers, hot dogs, marinaded chicken, summer salads and other kinds of refreshments.

A payment of $25 ($20 with children 12 and under) will include the all you can eat Buffet, that starts at 4pm, box seats for the baseball game that starts at 5pm and a free baseball shirt and hat.

You will also witness Adam Sanzone, co-chairman of the statue project, throwing the ceremonial pitch.

Interested? Please email

for tickets!

Mayor’s Proclamation

The mayor of Troy, Louis A. Rosamilia, gave us a great honor recently. Not only are we a statue project honoring the bicentennial for the city of Troy’s incorporation and it’s first mayor, Col. Albert Pawling, but through an official Mayor’s Proclamation we are now “an officially recognized bicentennial project in the city of Troy”. The first to be recognized and we hope for many more to celebrate Troy’s rich 200 years of success from it’s incorporation as a city!

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Welcome to Pawling Park!

Troy’s newest park was dedicated on April 14th, 2015. The dedication was accompanied with the celebration of Col. Albert Pawling’s 265th birthday and the 199th anniversary of being appointed mayor on  April 15th, 1816.

It was a beautiful day, the dedication was attended by the media and spectators and the cake for the Col’s birthday was delicious. Thank you to the Cookie Factory for the donation.

This park adds more to the honoring of Col. Pawling’s memory and we are thankful for the Troy City Council for converting the statue site into parkland from their resolution.

Pawling Park resolution


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