Envision 2020 was assembled to allow us to dream into the near future by giving historical reference to where women are today politically, professionally and in terms of leadership overall. Diane Jeffrey, President of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters was keynote speaker for the the Envision 2020 exhibit. Museum President Nancy Young tells visitors that “this exhibit has really brought the Museum back to its mission by combining the past, present and future of women’s accomplishments.”
Our thanks to three local cultural Councils for providing grants to fund the following exhibits...
Career Exploration Day
The Career Exploration Day from the fall of 2007 has become part of a new exhibit that displays a wall of professional women’s information with a recording of each woman’s interview that day. Now young women can come into the Museum and listen to each of the professionals talk about their careers in their own words and pick up contact information to follow up with each woman who is in a career that is of interest to her.
Young Women to Watch
We’re also very proud of our local young women and have started the Young Women to Watch Wall Exhibit, dedicated to recognizing their contributions to their community, school, workplace or house of worship. If you know of a young woman who should be included on the wall please let us know by downloading this nomination form and sending it to us! This is an exciting process for all of us.
There is also a collage of photos and biographical information highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of the next generation. Exhibits were created by several community members and items have been loaned by organizations to help tell their stories.
These two exhibits combine the dreams of several amazing young women who have outstanding leadership potential and women already established in careers who are willing to mentor the young women coming after them.
Timeline of Significant Women's Events
Finally, a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will make possible a traveling exhibit which will feature how engineering is part of our lives. The concept, in collaboration with Dr. Karen Panetta of Tufts University who also developed the "Nerd Girls" program, is to have a hands-on space for children and adults to explore engineering concepts.
Some of Our Past Exhibits
Our selection of previous exhibit included, “One Family’s story of Women at Work” by Jenn Linn, a local genealogist who took her hobby and wrote a book about her family. Highlights in the exhibit show how the women found ways to put their talents to work in different parts of the U.S.
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