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INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN THROUGHOUT HISTORY

A GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITION PAYING HOMAGE TO THE REMARKABLE WOMEN WHO HAVE SHAPED HISTORY

Join us for a journey through time as we honor the resilience, innovation, and determination of women who have left an indelible mark on the world.
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History Comes to Life with Each Remarkable Woman

Empress Theodora

(497 ce-548 ce)

Sacagawea

(1788-1812)

Malala Yousafzai

(1997-current)

Hedy Lamarr

(1914-2000)

Marie Curie

(1867-1934)

Rosa Parks

(1913-2005)

Anne Frank

(1929-1945)

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

(1884-1962)

Marilyn Monroe

(1926-1962)

Lucille Ball

(1911-1989)

Amelia Earhart

(1897-1937)

J.K. Rowling

(1965-current)

Empress Dowawer Cixi

(1835-1908)

Rosie the Riveter

(Illustration by Norman Rockwell 1943)

Helen Keller

(1880-1968)

Hypatia

(355 ce-415 ce)

Ada Lovelace

(1815-1852)

Florence Nightingale

(1820-1910)

Jane Goodall

(1934-current)

Queen Hatshepsut

(ca 1508-1458 B.C)

Boudica

(25 AD-60 AD)

Amy Tan

(1953-current)

Mae Jemison

(1956-current)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE

(1943-current)

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Empress Theodora
(497 ce-548 ce)
Empress Theodora, a 6th-century Byzantine empress married to Emperor Justinian I, is remembered for being one of the most powerful women in Byzantine history. She used her power and influence to promote religious and social policies that were important to her. She was one of the first rulers to recognize the rights of women.
Sacagawea
(1788-1812)
Sacagawea is best known for her association with the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–06). A Shoshone woman, she accompanied the expedition as an interpreter and traveled with them for thousands of miles from St Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Northwest.
Malala Yousafzai
(1997-current)
Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight for the right of every child to receive an education. She was born in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. When the Islamic Taliban movement took control of the valley in 2008, girls' schools were burned down.
Hedy Lamarr
(1914 - 2000)
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today's WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems.
Marie Curie
(1867-1934)
Marie Curie is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium, and her huge contribution to finding treatments for cancer.
Rosa Parks
(1913-2005)
Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist whose refusal to give up her seat on a public bus precipitated the 1955–56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which became the spark that ignited the civil rights movement in the United States. She is known as the “mother of the civil rights movement.” 
Anne Frank
(1929-1945)
Anne Frank was a German girl and Jewish victim of the Holocaust who is famous for keeping a diary of her experiences. Anne and her family went into hiding for two years to avoid Nazi persecution. Her documentation of this time is now published in The Diary of a Young Girl.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884-1962)
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat, pacifist and activist. She was the first lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelts four terms in office, making her the longest-serving First Lady of the United States.
Marilyn Monroe
(1926-1962)
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. Having been raised to hold more progressive views on race, Monroe also became an advocate for civil rights. In 1960, Monroe was elected as an alternate delegate to Connecticut's state Democratic convention (it was a largely honorary position and she didn't attend the gathering).
Lucille Ball
(1911-1989)
Lucille Ball was an American actress who went on to garner thirteen Emmy nominations and four Emmy Awards for her work. In 1986, she received a Kennedy Center Honor for her contributions to the world of entertainment. In 1989, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Amelia Earhart
(1897-1937)
Amelia Earhart was an American aviator who set many flying records and championed the advancement of women in aviation. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person ever to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland.
J.K. Rowling
(1965-current)
J.K. Rowling is the British author who created the popular and critically acclaimed Harry Potter series (seven books published between 1997 and 2007) She has won a total of 37 awards. The different awards reward her numerous novels, putting them on the highest level of literature.
Empress Dowager Cixi
(1835-1908)
Empress Dowager Cixi born Yehe Nara Xingzhen was a Chinese noblewoman of the Manchu Yehe Nara clan, concubine, and later regent who effectively controlled the Chinese government in the late Qing dynasty for almost 50 years. 
Rosie the Riveter
(Illustration by Norman Rockwell 1943)
Rosie the Riveter is an allegorical cultural icon in the United States who represents the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who joined the military.
Hypatia
(355 ce-415 ce)
Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in a very turbulent era in Alexandria's history. She is the earliest female mathematician whose life and work reasonably detailed knowledge exists. She invented the astrolabe for ship navigation and devices for measuring the density of fluids.
Ada Lovelace
(1815-1852)
Ada Lovelace had come up with the idea for a computer language. Because of her advanced thinking, she's often considered the first computer programmer.
Florence Nightingale
(1820-1910)
Florence Nightingale, known as “The Lady With the Lamp,” was a British nurse, social reformer and statistician best known as the founder of modern nursing. Her experiences as a nurse during the Crimean War were foundational in her views about sanitation.
Jane Goodall
(1934-current)
Jane Goodall was the first person to observe chimpanzees creating and using tools—a trait that, at that time, was thought to be distinctly human. This discovery changed the way that we understand both animals and ourselves.
Queen Hatshepsut
(ca 1508-1458 B.C.)
Queen Hatshepsut was considered one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, bringing great wealth and artistry to her land. She sponsored one of Egypt's most successful trading expeditions, bringing back gold, ebony, and incense from a place called Punt. She was the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Kemet, ruling for more than 20 years.
Boudica
(25 AD-60 AD)
Boudica is known for being a warrior queen of the Iceni people, who lived in what is now East Anglia, England. In 60–61 CE she led the Iceni and other peoples in a revolt against Roman rule.
Amy Tan
(1953-current)
Amy Tan is best known for the novel The Joy Luck Club (1989), which was adapted into a 1993 film. Her books have been translated into 35 languages, educating many different cultures about Asian culture and the tensions that can exist when two cultures collide. This bold, influential way of sharing her own experiences and the experiences of others has helped make her a hero to many people.
Mae Jemison
(1956-current)
Mae Jemison entered orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992 and became the first African-American woman in space. She is also a trained medical doctor, served as a Medical Officer in the Peace Corps, and currently runs BioSentient Corp, a medical technology company.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE
(1943-current)
Jocelyn Bell Burnell DB is an astrophysicist. She was responsible for discovering pulsars while a radio astronomy graduate student at Cambridge and has subsequently worked in gamma ray, X-ray, infrared, and millimeter wavelength astronomy.  
Helen Keller
(1880–1968)
Helen Keller was a blind American author, speaker, and political activist who was part of the women's suffrage movement and spoke up for the working classes as a member of the Socialist Party. She devoted her life to helping others. She also helped found the American Civil Liberties Union.

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