Marian A. Spencer Statue

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Marian A. Spencer is the perfect person to break the barrier to become Cincinnati’s first named woman’s statue

The City of Cincinnati has a number of statues within the city border. Some are politicians, many are military leaders, some are educators – but not one is a woman. While there are statues of women, such as Germania, the statue that adorns the former German Mutual Fire Insurance Company downtown, or the Genius of Water on the Tyler-Davidson Fountain, there has never been a statue in our city honoring a real woman.

The Women’s City Club recently launched an effort to remedy this omission in our city. We have found a woman we believe would be the perfect person to break this barrier.

DONATE TODAY to help place a statue of Marian A. Spencer at the Smale Riverfront Park and join the Woman’s City Club for the dedication of this first named female statue in Cincinnati on TBD!

Spencer Statue Update
The completion of the Marian Spencer statue has been delayed due to the pandemic. Despite our hope for dedication on Marian’s 100th birthday, June 28, we have no way of knowing at this time when a large public gathering can occur.
Sculptors Tom Tsuchiya and Gina Erardi have resumed their work and the statue is at the foundry and should be installed at the end of October.  2020. Once it is installed, people will be able to view it at Smale Riverfront Park. The dedication will take place once it is safe to gather in person.
Alice B. Schneider, Chair
Spencer Statue Committee

Statue Campaign News Coverage:

WLWT Channel 5 story: https://www.wlwt.com/article/statue-to-honor-civil-rights-icon-marian-spencer/29445077

WVXU 91.7 FM story and interview: https://www.wvxu.org/post/statue-honoring-marian-spencer-coming-smale-park#stream/0

WCPO Channel 9 story: https://www.wcpo.com/news/our-community/civil-rights-icon-marian-spencer-to-be-honored-with-life-sized-statue-along-cincinnati-riverfront

WXIX Channel 19 story: https://www.fox19.com/2019/10/11/local-club-city-leaders-announce-fundraising-efforts-build-statue-honoring-marian-spencer/

WKRC Channel 12 story: https://local12.com/news/local/group-raising-money-for-marian-spencer-statue