Mary Dyer Statue

801 National Rd. W.

Welcome to Stop #1 on our art walk! Here you will find one of just three statues in the US remembering Mary Dyer. This one was designed by Quaker sculptor Sylvia Shaw Judson.

Mary Dyer (c.1611-1 June 1660) was a New England Puritan-turned-Quaker who was hanged in Boston for repeatedly defying a law that forbid Quakers in the Massachusetts colony. She is one of the four executed Quakers known as the Boston martyrs.

Just two more Dyer statues exist: one in Boston in front of the State House and another in Philadelphia in front of Friends Center.

While you’re there, might we suggest a walk through Earlham’s beautiful campus or even a stop at the Joseph Moore Museum? Don’t let that big mastodon scare you. There’s something there for the whole family!