Delaware County Historical Society Launches Hurley Goodall Bust Fundraiser

Small Iron Bust. Photo provided.Small Iron Bust. Photo provided.

By: Chris Flook—

Muncie, Indiana — The Delaware County Historical Society and Community Enhancement Projects have launched a Hurley C. Goodall bust fundraiser program to help offset the costs of the life-sized bronze statue of Mr. Goodall. The renowned Hoosier artist Bill Wolfe is currently sculpting the statue. By purchasing a bust of Mr. Goodall, supporters will commemorate his legacy, while backing the project at the same time. The busts are replicas of the full statue.

Busts come in two sizes, a large bust (9”x5”x5”) made of hydrostone and a small bust (5”x3”x3”) available in either hydrostone or iron. Only 25 large hydrostone busts and 50 small iron busts will be cast. An unlimited number of small hydrostone busts can be made.

Orders for busts will be taken from December 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. After all orders are in, busts will be cast and either shipped to customers, or made available for pickup. All busts will be finished in May or June of 2019 to coincide with the anticipated dedication of the life-size statue of Mr. Goodall.

Customers can place orders online at the historical society’s website, or by downloading the form and mailing it in with payment. (View photos of each bust at the links below.)

Downloadable Form:

Online – large hydrostone:

Online – small hydrostone:

Online – small iron:


About the Artist

Bill Wolfe’s work includes a statue of Larry Bird in Terre Haute, the Avon World War 2 Memorial, the Carmel Veterans Memorial, Weir Cook in the Indianapolis International Airport, and most recently, Sieur de Vincennes in Vincennes, Indiana. Mr. Wolfe was commissioned to sculpt the statue of Mr. Goodall this spring.


About the Casting of the Busts

Local artist and sculptor Aaron Nicholson will cast the busts in iron and hydrostone from Bill Wolfe’s initial design. After material costs and shipping are subtracted, all proceeds will go to support the creation and dedication of the full-size statue at Fireman’s Park at the corner of Madison and Jackson streets.


Bust Details (price includes shipping):

Large Hydrostone (9”x5”x5”) – 3 pounds (only 25 will be made): $500

Small Hydrostone (5”x3”x3”) – 1.1 pounds: $75

Small Iron (5”x3”x3”) – 4.7 pounds (only 50 will be made): $250


About the Project:

In 2017 the DCHS spearheaded the project to commission, cast, and dedicate a life-sized bronze statue to Hurley C. Goodall in Muncie. After establishing a steering committee of community leaders, historians, and Goodall family members, the DCHS partnered with Community Enhancement Projects (CEP) to raise money and commission the artist. The project has received significant financial support from the Ball Brothers Foundation, the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, the Kitselman Fund, and numerous private donors. The statue will be placed in Fireman’s Park, across the street from Muncie’s Fire Station #1.


About the Delaware County Historical Society:

The mission of the Delaware County Historical Society is to enhance community development and quality of life in Delaware County by fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of local history and culture through advocacy, education, interpretation, stewardship, and service.


About Community Enhancement Projects:

CEP exists to foster through our beautification efforts, a cooperative environment wherein area citizens, government, industry and organizations continue to enhance and improve our quality of life for today’s community and for future generations.



Full statue design.

Full statue design.