Wisconsin History Day By Day

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Vinnie Ream Hoxie

Vinnie Ream Hoxie: American Sculptor and Army Wife

Vinnie Ream (Wikipedia)

Read More About It

"Famous Wisconsin Women" by the Women's Auxiliary of the Wisconsin Historical Society

"Vinnie Ream: The Story of the Girl Who Sculptured Lincoln" by Dawn Langley Simmons



Interesting Fact:

Hoxie was the first woman to be commissioned by the federal government to create a scupture.

Study Questions:

  • Where did Hoxie learn to be a scuptress?
  • Besides the Lincoln statue, what are Hoxie's other major works?
  • Where can the Lincoln statue be seen today?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 25:

    1775: Ethan Allen is captured by the British as he leads an attack on Montreal.
    1981: Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn-in as the first woman justice on the Supreme Court.

  • September 25

    September 25, 1847: Vinnie Ream Hoxie, sculptress, was born in Madison in the log cabin once used by Eben and Rosaline Peck. By the age of 18, Hoxie began working on a statue of Abraham Lincoln, having half-hour daily sittings with him for five months just before he was assassinated.

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