A sculpture of Ann and Soloman Story will be put up on West Street in Rutland, Vermont.
Ten large marble sculptures will become part of the city’s landscape.
On Friday afternoon dozens of people gathered at the Energy Innovation Center for the unveiling of the first sculpture named Ann Story.
Ann Story was a widow with five children living in Rutland. She left to homestead land in Salsbury during the revolutionary war. In fact, she aided Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.
The project is being funded by descendants of Evelyn Gammons Costello, a Rutland woman who also was widowed and overcame great challenges.
“Talking a lot about women, and their place in the world and frankly they have been there in the world for a long time and maybe just not their stories haven’t been able to be told in the same way they are being told today.” Said Mark Foley, Costello’s great grandson.
The statue will stand seven feet tall and four feet wide.
It will take through the summer to build.
The model was constructed by Amanda Sisk, who lived in a rural yurt while creating the model.
The marble for the final project is coming from Vermont quarries and will be carved by Danby White.