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You can see a rendering of the future monument down below:
A campaign was launched last year by the Captain Janeway Bloomington Collective fan group, in order to gain funds to construct the monument. The campaign was successfully funded in the early part of this year, and the bronze bust was supposed to be unveiled on this Memorial Day weekend, next to the WonderLab Museum in downtown Bloomington. The Collective originally chose this weekend because it coincides with Janeway’s birthday; the series gave Janeway a birth date of May 20, 2336. This information came from the episode “11:59,” in which Mulgrew played her own ancestor in the year 2000. (Yes,
As as with most things this year however, the coronavirus put a dent into those plans for the time being. The new date for the official unveiling is now October 24, 2020. The hope is that some special guests will attend the ceremony, and we sincerely hope that Mulgrew herself will be beaming down to celebrate. Considering that Captain Janeway proved to be so inspiring to so many, it’s fitting that her future birthplace be given the same honorary as Captain Kirk’s future birthplace in Riverside, Iowa currently has.
Captain Kathryn Janeway had it harder than almost every other captain who was the lead on a
For more information on the Captain Janeway monument, as well as upcoming event in October, be sure to visit janewaycollective.org.