In the last month the Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, Indiana was renovated and reopened after almost facing the wrecking ball several years ago. The Tivoli Theatre was built for a man named Ernest Moore Viquesney and opened in 1928. E.M. Viquesney was a local sculptor who is best known for his World War 1 statues like "The Spirit of the American Doughboy". With all the excitement with the Grand Opening Gala planned for the Tivoli, Im reminded of the statue that stands on E.M. Viquesney's grave. I visited the grave this past winter after an article in the newspaper about his former home being demolished to make way for a new commercial building. Ernest Moore Viquesney was born Aug 5, 1876 in Spencer, Indiana and passed away in Spencer, Indiana on Oct 4, 1946 from suicide. The statue on his grave is called "The Unveiling" and was created in 1934 as a memorial to his first wife Cora. With the reopening of his Tivoli, E.M. Viquesney is Unveiling himself to an entire new generation of fans.
My name is John Maxwell and I am a Co-Founder of Headstone Healers of Indiana and a Find-A-Grave Volunteer who enjoys working with old headstones. Many tell a story of days past and the people who lived then.