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Wilmette Historical Museum Celebrates Pioneering Women

Event date: 3/1/2020 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Wilmette Historical Museum Celebrates Pioneering Women

Wilmette Historical Museum

The Wilmette Historical Museum kicks off Women’s History Month with an exhibit opening and lecture. Stop by from 1-2 p.m. for a free reception and to explore the new exhibit “Wilmette Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling” which highlights some of Wilmette’s most accomplished residents, women who rose to prominence in their chosen fields in the last several decades. On display will be the iconic garments from their professions, from firefighter’s gear to a 1980s “power suit,” reflecting the varieties of traditionally male-dominated occupations in which local women have excelled. Also included in the exhibit will be a photo gallery of other pioneering women of Wilmette. 

The exhibit opening will be followed at 2 p.m. by a conversation with Lori Osborne, director of the Evanston Women’s History Project and the Frances Willard House Museum, on “Illinois Women and the Fight for the Vote.” Her talk marks 100 years since the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment with Illinois leading the nation as the first state to ratify the amendment in 1919. Osborne will discuss Illinois women's struggles, accomplishments and visions of social change. 

The lecture is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members.
More information can be found here.

Location:
Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (Map)

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