BRING HERCULES HOME!
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
It is time to bring Hercules home to Hercules, California. Hercules has a unique history as a company town for the Hercules Power Works which was located here and which incorporated the community in 1900. The City was named after the Company’s marque product – Hercules Black Powder. In 1945 or so, the Hercules Powder Works commissioned renowned American Sculpture Paul Manship to create two bronze statues of Hercules to commemorate the company’s role in WWII. While the two original pieces are unavailable, the City has been provided with an opportunity to acquire, restore and transport a 30” posthumous cast of the Paul Manship Bronze Sculpture of Hercules originally commissioned by the Hercules Powder Works. The sculpture will be on public display in City Hall initially and will ultimately be incorporated into the planned Hercules Regional Intermodal Transportation Center, which will be located on part of the original powder works site, to forever greet those arriving and departing from Hercules.