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 June 28, 2020!
Learn more about the campaign at our Wednesday, November 13, 7 pm program: Celebrating a Cincinnati hero! Marian Spencer Statue Campaign. Meet the sculptor, learn about public art and the campaign to fund, design, cast and install a bronze sculpture of Marian Spencer in a Smale Park. Geier Room Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church 103 Wm H Taft, Cincinnati. https://www.facebook.com/events/2495661853882312/
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
WKRC Channel 12 story: https://local12.com/news/local/group-raising-money-for-marian-spencer-statue