In honor of the centennial celebration of women's suffrage in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Historical Society unveiled the 2019 State Capitol Ornament, the "Forward" statue, during a news conference. Special guest, Helen Coburn Meier, granddaughter of Jean Pond Miner, sculptress of the famous statue, spoke about her grandmother saying that, "She didn't talk much because she was too busy working...but she would suddenly spit out a single sentence about the past, and one day she said, 'When I did Forward, it was the happiest day of my life.'" Miner's statue was placed at the Wisconsin State Capitol in 1895 after she completed it at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The statue pays homage to the state's devotion and progress.
Watch the full news conference: bit.ly/wiseye_whs_ornament_2019
Watch the Wisconsin Historical Society's Women's Suffrage Centennial Event: bit.ly/womensvote100wi
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