The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection of North Dakota State University and Prairie Public Television are proud to introduce this specially commissioned sculpture by nationally recognized artist, Nellie Kranz-Edwards of Butte, ND.
Numerous museums and historical societies including the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the International Peace Garden have already had Nellie design for them. Six of the artist's eight children are involved in hand-casting and hand-painting each piece with as much skill as their mother. As a reminder of your own Germans from Russia heritage, or as a unique birthday, anniversary, or Christmas gift for someone special, this keepsake will be the kind of gift you will be proud to give — and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to support the important work of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and Prairie Public. The Iron Cross Memorial Keepsake is full of fine detail. Rich in symbolism from the cross itself to wheat; prairie grass and hearts to prairie roses and the shawl which the German-Russian women wore. Gold/bronze pulver is used to highlight much of the artwork, which hangs on a handsome walnut and brass stand, complete with brass engraving. The inscription reads "Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices."