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Exhibit of U.S. Women's Movement

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

Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership in woman suffrage and world peace. Feb. 25-27
Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect

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.  

Exhibit from Midwest museums

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. 

Women highlighted

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.  

Museums supported by Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation

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. 

Smithsonian curator scripts exhibit

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
Phone: 970-420-5016