July 1, 2021
2021 John Glenn, Great Ohioan Statue In Map Room
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Title: Tribute to John Glenn
Artist: Alan Cottrill (b.1952, Zanesville, Ohio)
Date made: 2018
Material: Bronze
Size: 7 feet tall; 600 lbs.
Owner: This statue is on loan from the Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio, Zanesville, Ohio.

A statue of Great Ohioan John Glenn will be displayed at the Ohio Statehouse from March 3, 2021 until March 2022. The exhibit honors Glenn during the 60th anniversary of his historic orbit of the globe, and on what would have been his 100th birthday celebration.

The statue of Glenn was installed March 3 in the Ohio Statehouse Map Room on the ground floor around the corner from the Great Ohioans exhibit. Glenn was among the first to be recognized as a Great Ohioan when the award was established in 2003 by the Capitol Square Foundation and Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.

Artist Alan Cottrill created the seven-foot bronze statue of astronaut John Glenn in 2018. He also made the statue of Great Ohioan Thomas Edison in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. Cottrill was born and lives in Zanesville, Ohio, and from childhood, he has admired Glenn from nearby New Concord, Ohio.

Learn more about the Great Ohioans award: http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/museum/great-ohioans

Photos available: http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/galleries/art-and-monuments

During his life, John Glenn supported education, with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, and with the websites, iCivics and iCivics Ohio.