Published Oct 22, 2019
Captain Janeway to Receive Bloomington, Indiana Monument
But she needs your help!
By StarTrek.com Staff
The Captain Janeway Bloomington Collective (CJBC) has announced a crowdfunding campaign to create and install a monument to the Star Trek: Voyager captain recognizing her future birthplace of Bloomington, Indiana. The monument design includes a bronze bust of Captain Kathryn Janeway atop a Starfleet insignia-shaped limestone base, plated with stainless steel. It will include an informational display outlining the character’s origin and connection to Bloomington, and be installed along Bloomington’s B-Line Trail. “Captain Janeway consistently demonstrated integrity and humanity in the face of many challenges. She led her crew home without compromising her principals and became a role model to a generation of young women. Captain Janeway deserves to be recognized in Bloomington, the place of her future birth,” said Peter Kaczmarczyk of the Captain Janeway Bloomington Collective. Alongside the Janeway Bloomington Collective, the campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by the Artisan Alley with the permission of CBS Studios. If the campaign reaches its $12,500 goal by December 21, 2019 the CJBC will receive a matching grant of $12,500 from IHCDA's CreatINg Places program. Fans can donate and find other details of the project here. The funds raised will be used to create a monument, signage, and community engagement events.