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Meet Marie.

Suffragist. Social Reformer.

Marie Stuart Edwards changed the course of women's history.


Ratification of the 19th Amendment and women casting their first ballot ever as citizens happened in 1920, thanks to Marie. But like so many women before her, Marie's remarkable story of ingenuity and perseverance has been denied legacy.


Until now. 


This unique historic preservation project in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, reveals the untold stories about one Hoosier woman's crucial role in the suffrage movement. A life-size bronze statue begins the journey to put Marie's work in its rightful place on history's timeline for the fight to vote. 

Contributions support the design, installment and public dedication of the statue to Marie.

Make your contribution today to celebrate women's courage. Recognize the first woman to vote in your own family. Do it in honor of Marie and women everywhere whose sacrifices lift up fairness and equality as democratic principles to live by. 

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Cindy Billingsley, Sculptor

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Statue unveiling and public dedication to Marie Stuart Edwards on Women's Equality Day - August 26, 2021 - from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the majestic 120-year old Carnegie library on Main Street in Peru, Indiana. 

This project received support from a Preserving Women’s Legacy Grant, a program of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial presented by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs through funding from the state of Indiana.

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