New Exhibit: From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County – January 21, 2020

From Suffrage to #MeToo
Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County
January 25 – September 13, 2020

Do you know who the first woman to achieve elected office in Sonoma County was? The woman from Sebastopol who pioneered environmental studies? The woman from Santa Rosa who led the national effort to recognize women in history? Do you know their stories?

2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. The Museum of Sonoma County’s upcoming exhibition, From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers. Over a dozen women will be highlighted in this exhibition, including:

• Frances McGaughey-Martin

• Mary Ellen Pleasant

• Augusta Metzger

• Song Wong Bourbeau

• Essie Parrish

• May Grace

• Dalia (Dale) Messick

• Hansel Mieth

• Alice Gray

• Helen Putnam

• Helen Rudee

• Molly Murphy MacGregor

• Liz Cunningham

• Doris Sloan

• Alicia Sanchez

• Lynn Woolsey

• Judy Sakaki

• Jill Ravitch

This exhibition is generously supported by Liz Uribe, Realtor, On Fire, Patisserie Angelica, and Pisenti and Brinker.

$10 Adults
$7 Seniors (62+), students, disabled

Free for Museum Members

Museum of Sonoma County
425 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 579-1500

(Photo: 2017 Santa Rosa Women’s March – Jeff Kan Lee)

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