Louisville has numerous public statues honoring historical figures—presidents, civic leaders, explorers and athletes are all immortalized in various ways.
By the measure of what they did to be commemorated, it’s a diverse group. But they have one thing in common—they’re all men.
That changes this weekend.
On Sunday, a statue of Mother Catherine Spalding (1793-1858) will be unveiled at the Cathedral of the Assumption—simultaneously commemorating a person who made an impact on Louisville, and also giving the city its first public statue of a woman.