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February 24, 2011
The traveling exhibit, 'Tradition of Leadership -- Education to Enfranchisement,' which highlights contributors to the U.S. Women's Movement, will be on public display at the Fort Collins Hilton, Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 27. The event is being sponsored by the Colorado State Chapter
The traveling exhibit, Tradition of Leadership -- Education to Enfranchisement, an exhibit on the U.S. Women's Movement, will be on public display in Fort Collins Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 27 as part of a regional meeting of Kappa Kappa Gamma members, ages 18 to 80. The meeting itself is being held for educational, leadership, and business purposes.
The exhibit from The Heritage Museum in Columbus, Ohio and The Stewart House Museum in Monmouth, Illinois will be on public display throughout the weekend while Kappa members attend workshops focusing on a variety of current topics such as appropriate use of social media.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner and Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee are highlighted in a museum exhibit chronicling key events of the women’s movement in the United States from 1870 to the present.
The exhibit's homes, The Heritage Museum and The Stewart House Museum, are supported by the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Stewart House is cited for its importance in women’s history with the founding of Kappa Kappa Gamma as a women’s fraternity long before the word sorority was coined.
The exhibit traces the first fifty years of Kappa Kappa Gamma in the context of the women’s movement, highlighting the accomplishments of many Kappa leaders in a variety of social causes, alongside those of other outstanding women leaders of the time.
The script was written by Smithsonian Curator Emerita and Museums Committee member Edith Petersilia Mayo, George Washington, a women’s history scholar who is known for her work on From Parlor to Politics, as well as the reinterpretation of the First Ladies exhibit that emphasized the political and public relations powers of our American First Ladies.
Sponsored by the Colorado State University Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Contact: Cindy Short