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Exhibit Opening: Wilmette Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Sunday, March 1, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Free event

Please join us before the March 1st lecture for the opening of our new Lower Level exhibit and light refreshments. "Wilmette Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling" highlights some of our Village’s most accomplished residents, women who rose to prominence in their chosen fields in the last several decades. On display will be iconic garments from their professions, from firefighter’s gear to a 1980s “power suit,” reflecting the varieties of traditionally male-dominated occupations in which local women have excelled. The garments will be accompanied by stories about each woman. Included in the exhibit is a touchscreen display of additional notable Wilmette women from the past and present. In celebration of Women’s History Month and the centennial of women’s right to vote, the exhibit offers a glimpse of the progress women have made as well as the distance that is still to be travelled in some fields of endeavor.