Model of Statue Honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
In celebration of New York State History Month and in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, the Museum is proud to display a model of a statue honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The statue will be unveiled in New York City's Central Park in 2020—the first statue in the park to honor a woman.
In 2013, longtime women's rights activists Pam Elam and Coline Jenkins formed the Statue Fund to create the first statue in Central Park that both honors and depicts real women. Sculpture Meredith Bergmann's design was chosen out of several entries and honors Stanton and Anthony, two leaders at the forefront of the women's suffrage movement. The working model of the statue will be on display at the State Museum in the West Hall Corridor through March 31, 2019.