About the Statue
The Captain Kathryn Janeway Statue is located on the B-Line trail in beautiful downtown Bloomington Indiana. Next door to a children’s science museum, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology.
The Janeway Collective is an established 501(c)3 non-profit. In 2019 they launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the creation, installation, and continued maintenance of the statue, and to seek artisans to create the monument itself.
The funds were raised through a successful crowdfunding campaign on Patronicity, as well as a matching grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s CreatING Places program, and a grant from Indiana University. None of which would have been accomplished without our donors, thank you.
The Captain Kathryn Janeway Statue was a collaboration of talented artists and local businesses, with project management performed by Cyclops Studios. The portrait bust was sculpted by artist Aaron Eby. The bronze bust was cast at Sincerus Bronze. The pedestal and base were cut from local limestone by Accent Limestone. The plaque was produced by Poynter Sheet Metal and the informational table was produced by Everywhere Signs.
The statue was installed on October 5th, 2020 and immediately wrapped, and fenced off until the unveiling which took place on October 24th, 2020.
Janeway’s character was created by Jeri Taylor, a writer and executive producer for Star Trek The Next Generation, and one of the creators of Voyager. An alumna of Indiana University, Taylor spent her formative years in Bloomington, and paid homage to her hometown by making it the hometown of her character. The IU Lilly Library holds a collection of her writings and documents, including the brainstorming notes that led to the creation of the character we came to know as Captain Kathryn Janeway.