Look beyond the bonnet with the Ladies of Lincoln’s Era traveling exhibition. Rejoice in 12 stories of mischief-making, trend-setting and pistol-wielding gals who made a difference in American history.
During their time, these women faced unprecedented challenges as abolitionists, spies, humanitarians, and agents of change. They embody independence, wit, charm, intelligence, and determination; elements required to brave an uncertain world.
From the feminine wiles of “Wild” Rose Greenhow to the first, First Lady of California, Jessie Benton Fremont, these unconventional women are still being talked about 200 years later. Other women featured in the exhibition include Harriet Tubman, “conductor” on the Underground Railroad; Clara Barton, who established the American Red Cross; and Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, women’s rights advocate.
This panel exhibition invites host museums to bring out interesting treasures from your collection to personalize it with your local stories.
Developed by Mission San Juan Capistrano.
- General, School Groups
- Rental Fee:
- 50 linear feet
- 14 photo bio banners
- Suggested ways to augment the exhibition through artifacts and vignettes
- Suggested simple interactives
- Interpretive materials for school groups
- Exhibition Manual and Press Kit
Schedule and Availability
|May 15, 2010 – November 13, 2010||Forest Home Farms Historic Park, San Ramon|
|March 13, 2011 – July 17, 2011||Wild Wonderful King Vintage Museum, Oakhurst|
|December 18, 2011 – March 5, 2012||West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA|
|May 6, 2012 – September 9, 2012||La Quinta Museum, La Quint|
|February 1, 2013 – February 28, 2013||Sacramento Library, Sacramento|
|September 2013 – February 2014||AVAILABLE- dates flexible|
|March 2014 – May 2014||Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside|
|May 21, 2014 – July 9, 2014||Youth Museum, Beckley, West Virginia|