Museum Features Outstanding Women
A special traveling history exhibit, “Outstanding Women of Missouri,” will be on display from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 at the National Churchill Museum on the Westminster College campus.
Originally unveiled in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda on March 14, 2002, this exhibit recognizes the fortitude, persistence, and judgment that led these honored Missouri women to distinguish themselves in their chosen profession or areas of service.
“This fascinating exhibit displays an image of each woman as well as featuring their accomplishments and story,” says Dr. Rob Havers, Executive Director of the Museum. “It will serve as a wonderful prelude to the Women’s History Month celebration in March.”
Sixty-three different women are showcased in the exhibit, including authors Laura Ingalls Wilder and Maya Angelou, First Missouri U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan and Susan Blow, founder of first public kindergarten in America.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Missouri Women’s Council, a state organization dedicated to promoting the economic success of Missouri women by connecting them to information and resources. The Council provides a network of accessible, high quality advisory services and information ranging from employment and training to information on how women can start their own business to how to balance work and family.