During women’s history month, we were busy preparing the history of amazing Long Beach women to share in our long-awaited, exhibition, “A Woman’s Place.” Just in time for First Friday on April 1st, we opened the first wall installed that focuses on women in The Arts.
Watch as our exhibition is installed section by section. We will spotlight women of different eras and local communities with history collected from the community. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2022.
Topical sections include:
* The Arts
* The Law
* Community Care
* Health and Human Services
* Social Justice
* Civic Life
* Clubs and Organizations
In this exhibition, we deliberately honor women’s work and their lives. We used submissions from the community to guide our work. The Historical Society of Long Beach collects the stories of local people and the material history of the area. Without intentional collecting, we tend to inherit documentation of the structural history of Long Beach rather than the story of its people or slightly more than half of its people.
Teaming up with the Long Beach Suffrage 100 helped us to record, collect, and write local biographical stories for our archive during the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.
I hope that we motivate you to submit information about women who you find barrier-breaking, significant, and inspiring. HSLB accepts contributions of biographies, obituaries, photographs, and other historical materials.
— Julie Bartolotto, Executive Director
Visit: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1-5pm, Thursday 1-7pm, & Saturday from 11am- 5pm