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Vineyard Celebrates Women!

It’s been 125 years since Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon made history as the country’s first female state senator. Utah chose to send a statue of her to represent our state in Washington, D.C., but the pandemic delayed her planned installation in 2020. Her statue should make it to our nation’s capital this year, so we’re giving her a proper sendoff! Martha’s statue by local sculptor Ben Hammond is currently in the State Capitol awaiting the final nod to head to D.C. But a smaller version of the statue is crisscrossing the state as part of our traveling “Legacy of Leadership” exhibit, with informational panels, timeline posters, illustrations, cutouts, and more.   Vineyard will host the exhibit on Tuesday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in our City Offices. Come by and see Martha’s statue, play a giant Guess Who game with Utah women in history, and participate in an art activity for kids to learn about Martha and other women. We will also have a voting booth where visitors can "vote" on the best thing about living in Vineyard, or who is their hero in history. We are ending our day of celebrating women in Vineyard with a panel discussion hosted by women from Timpanogos Regional Hospital.   

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