You’re invited to the unveiling of the Janeway Statue in Bloomington, Indiana

Courtesy of the Captain Janeway Bloomington Collective
Courtesy of the Captain Janeway Bloomington Collective

There are multiple statues and memorials to the future birthplace of iconic characters from Star Trek, most notably, the James T. Kirk statue in Riverside, Iowa.

Soon, Captain Kathryn Janeway will have her own statue to commemorate her future birthplace in Bloomington, Indiana. According to Voyager lore, Janeway will be born there on May 20, 2336.

Thanks to the support of the Artisan Alley non-profit, Patronicity, Wonderlab Museum, and a group of highly-motivated Trek fans, you’ll be able to visit a beautiful bust of the Voyager captain in October 2020.

The date for the unveiling of the statue and plaque was originally planned for an earlier date, but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 situation.

Sculptor Aaron Eby is the artist working to bring Janeway to life as a bronze sculpture, which will rest on a limestone base. Limestone was chosen for the base as it is the official stone of Indiana, and has been used in art and architecture throughout the state for over 150 years.

According to the Janeway Collective’s website, some of the reasons to create a statue for the character include “Mulgrew’s portrayal of Janeway as a scientist, and her role as one of the first female lead characters in a sci-fi series has inspired girls and women in STEM fields for years.”

The Janeway Collective says they will continue to update the media and public on the progress of their statue and monument. Trek Report will monitor the unveiling and relay any new updates.