Women's Museum of California

Women's Museum of California A museum dedicated to telling the stories of women both past and present and future. MUSEUM & STORE HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 4 pm
The Women's Museum of California is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983 as the Women's History Reclamation Project. It was the life-long dream of its founder, Mary B. Maschal, and other women who realized that women and their stories were not included in the mainstream version of history.
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01/22/2020

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Excited to join the Women’s March organizers with #BarbaraBry, #ToddGloria, #NathanFletcher, #LorenaGonzales, and #DrJen...
01/13/2020

Excited to join the Women’s March organizers with #BarbaraBry, #ToddGloria, #NathanFletcher, #LorenaGonzales, and #DrJenCampbell at a fundraiser in support of #WomenRising, the theme of this years march. See you Saturday at Waterfront Park. Now is the time!!

ERA blocked once again! Just when this long time denied amendment was about to achieve the necessary 3/4 states vote, th...
01/09/2020
Justice Department Backs GOP Effort To Block Equal Rights Amendment

ERA blocked once again! Just when this long time denied amendment was about to achieve the necessary 3/4 states vote, the Dept of Justice is saying "no". This is not the end of this story. Read on:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/equal-rights-amendment-constitution-ratification-lawsuit_n_5e1601c4c5b66361cb5e1e65

The war over women's equality is just getting going, and it’s going to be bruising with the Trump administration already signaling its stand against the ...

Who wants to dress up?  Let's put on our 1920's Suffrage outfits and march together in the 4th Annual Women's March on J...
01/06/2020

Who wants to dress up? Let's put on our 1920's Suffrage outfits and march together in the 4th Annual Women's March on January 18th at 10 am starting at Waterfront Park. Need help with an outfit? Get in touch with us at the Women's Museum. [email protected]

Let's celebrate 100 years of women getting the right to vote!

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
01/06/2020

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
01/05/2020

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
12/16/2019

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
12/16/2019

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
12/15/2019

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Don't miss one of the most creative, compelling storytellers of all time this Sunday at 4:30 when Alyce Smith Cooper and...
12/07/2019

Don't miss one of the most creative, compelling storytellers of all time this Sunday at 4:30 when Alyce Smith Cooper and writing partner, Dr. Judy Sundayo will entertain us with tales from "Gumbo Pot Poems". At the #WomensMuseum in Liberty Station. Refreshments. Donation suggested.

Like many good things, it was made real by a woman.  Thank you Sarah Josepha Hale!While Secretary of State William Sewar...
11/28/2019
How the 'Mother of Thanksgiving' Lobbied Abraham Lincoln to Proclaim the National Holiday

Like many good things, it was made real by a woman. Thank you Sarah Josepha Hale!
While Secretary of State William Seward wrote it and Abraham Lincoln issued it, much of the credit for the Thanksgiving Proclamation should go to this woman named Sarah Josepha Hale. Happy Thanksgiving all!

https://www.history.com/news/abraham-lincoln-and-the-mother-of-thanksgiving

The author of the children's poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was persistent in arguing that establishing the national November holiday could help heal wounds from the Civil War.

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
11/27/2019

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
11/27/2019

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Perhaps on this eve of Thanksgiving, we can look toward a gentler, kinder world where women can live without personal fe...
11/27/2019
Women’s Museum of California

Perhaps on this eve of Thanksgiving, we can look toward a gentler, kinder world where women can live without personal fear...until then, we will focus on the change we need to make. Read our latest blog on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. And then speak up!

https://womensmuseum.wordpress.com/

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Always happy to be recognized by the SD Union Tribune for our work.  Sunday's Art Section gave us lovely coverage of an ...
11/18/2019
Women's Museum of California exhibit tells the stories of African American women from a local perspective

Always happy to be recognized by the SD Union Tribune for our work. Sunday's Art Section gave us lovely coverage of an important exhibit. Runs through December.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/story/2019-11-17/womens-museum-black-women-exhibit

The "1619 National Celebration of Black Women Exhibit" aims to recognize, honor and be inspired by the contributions made by African American women since the first enslaved men, women and children from Africa set foot on American soil 400 years ago

Join us this Sunday afternoon at 230 for a presentation and discussion with the founders of the 1619 Project and Curator...
11/16/2019

Join us this Sunday afternoon at 230 for a presentation and discussion with the founders of the 1619 Project and Curator of the 1619 Art Exhibit, #leahgoodwin. An impressive and inspirational show. Info 619 233-7983. #womensMuseumofCalifornia.

We are currently engaging in a weekly blog series called the Amazing Women Spotlight. These blog posts take a look at th...
11/08/2019
Women’s Museum of California

We are currently engaging in a weekly blog series called the Amazing Women Spotlight. These blog posts take a look at the lives and works of some amazing women from history. So if you are interested in learning about the lives and accomplishments of some cool ladies from around the world, check out our blog at https://womensmuseum.wordpress.com.

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October is a month of important moments in women's history. October 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school...
10/22/2019
Women's Museum of California

October is a month of important moments in women's history.
October 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida
October 4, 1976 – Barbara Walters becomes the first woman co-anchor of the evening news (at ABC)
October 4, 1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins the U.S. Supreme Court as its second woman Justice
October 8, 1993 – Toni Morrison becomes the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature
October 10, 1983 – Dr. Barbara McClintock receives the Nobel Prize for Medicine for her discovery in genetics about mobile genetic elements
October 11, 1984 – Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan is the first U.S. woman astronaut to “walk” in space during Challenger flight
October 15, 1948 – Dr. Frances L. Willoughby is the first woman doctor in the regular U.S. Navy
October 16, 1916 – Margaret Sanger opens the U.S.’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York
October 23, 1910 – Blanche Stuart Scott is the first American woman pilot to make a public flight
October 24, 1956 – Reverend Margaret Towner is the first woman ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church
October 28, 1958 – Mary Roebling is the first woman director of a stock exchange (American Stock Exchange)

Let's celebrate our accomplishments ladies. More to come. Visit the #womensmuseumofcalifornia for exhibits and programs of women's past, present and future. Or sign up for the Newsletter. http://www.womensmuseumca.org/

The Women's Museum of Californis is dedicated toInspiring current and future generations through the accomplishments and contributions of women in history and women today.

Best urban walk! Join us Saturday, October 19 at 10 am for a casual stroll around the Gaslamp Quarter starting at the st...
10/15/2019
Gaslamp Tours | Women's Museum of California

Best urban walk! Join us Saturday, October 19 at 10 am for a casual stroll around the Gaslamp Quarter starting at the step of the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza while learning about the women who made things happen in the early days of San Diego. Some fascinating facts that you probably don't know. Reserve your spot with [email protected]

http://www.womensmuseumca.org/walking-tours

Join us for our monthly walking tours of the Gaslamp Quarter.

There is so much to know about the 1619 story and we are sharing some of that tonight at the Women's Museum at 6 pm.  Th...
10/14/2019
Celebrating black women | 1619 National Celebration of Black Women

There is so much to know about the 1619 story and we are sharing some of that tonight at the Women's Museum at 6 pm. The Founder of the SD 1619 National Project, Sheryl Mallory Johnson brings her in depth knowledge of this 400 year journey and Show Curator, Leah Goodwin will entertain us with the backstories of the art and artifacts in the Gallery.
The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. A donation is suggested. More about 1619 https://www.1619nationalcelebrationofblackwomen.com/

Every great woman who made an impact on our country and our lives, that you may not know, is listed on this wonderful si...
10/02/2019
October | National Women's History Alliance

Every great woman who made an impact on our country and our lives, that you may not know, is listed on this wonderful site, full of information and history.
Good place to bone up for 2020.
https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/events/october/

October October Highlights in U.S. Women’s History October 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida October 4, 1976 – Barbara Walters becomes the first woman co-anchor of the evening news (at ABC) October 4, 1993 – Ruth Bade...

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09/26/2019

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

Women's Museum of California's cover photo
09/26/2019

Women's Museum of California's cover photo

The Women's Museum of California would like to congratulate the ladies of the 2019 class for the 'Women's Hall of Fame.'...
09/11/2019
Introducing the 2019 National Women's Hall of Fame Inductees - National Women’s Hall of Fame

The Women's Museum of California would like to congratulate the ladies of the 2019 class for the 'Women's Hall of Fame.'

Read here and learn about these incredible women.

https://www.womenofthehall.org/introducing-2019-nwhf-inductees/

Gloria Allred: (1941- ) Ms. Allred is a founding partner of the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G). Her firm handles more women’s rights cases than any other private law firm in the nation and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Over the course of her 42 year legal caree...

So true........... Even now....
09/10/2019

So true........... Even now....

What would happen if women ruled the world?  Lets find out......................... https://www.yahoo.com/gma/2-sisters-...
09/07/2019
2 sisters make Army history as first pair to attain general rank

What would happen if women ruled the world? Lets find out.........................

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/2-sisters-army-history-first-pair-attain-general-180200465--abc-news-topstories.html

2 sisters make Army history as first pair to attain general rank originally appeared on abcnews.go.com"Military family" takes on new meaning for a set of sisters who made history as the first to both attain the general's rank in U.S. Army.Parents and their children, relatives, spouses

The Museum was honored to host a 'Celebration of Life' on August 30, 2019 for Gracia Molina de Pick.  Council Members To...
09/01/2019

The Museum was honored to host a 'Celebration of Life' on August 30, 2019 for Gracia Molina de Pick. Council Members Todd Gloria and Chris Kehoe both spoke eloquently about this past Board Member and community activist.

We had a a lovely Shabbat service by Rabbi Laurie Cosky.

Gracia Molina Enriquez de Pick was one of the first San Diego 'Women’s Hall of Fame' inductees in 2003. What a great way to honor a remarkable life lived.

About last night....The Women's Museum would like to say 'Thank You' to MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts) for hosting o...
08/30/2019

About last night....

The Women's Museum would like to say 'Thank You' to MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts) for hosting our first 'Live' audience podcast. To Ms. Joanelle Romero our guest for enlightening us all with your words of wisdom and courage in life.

And, most of all YOU our audience who showed up and engaged to make for a SUPERB evening.

Thank you "KUSI" for having Joanelle Romero on to talk about our podcast tonight at MOPATickets still availablehttps://w...
08/28/2019
Native American filmmaker to speak at Museum of Photographic Arts -

Thank you "KUSI" for having Joanelle Romero on to talk about our podcast tonight at MOPA

Tickets still available

https://www.womensmuseumca.org/live-podcasts

https://www.kusi.com/native-american-filmmaker-to-speak-at-museum-of-photographic-arts/

(KUSI) – The 2019 Native American Women’s Conference is gearing up to start in a couple of months. People can head out to the Museum of Photographic Arts to learn about how Native American women are represented in entertainment and in tribal communities. Filmmaker, director and producer Joanelle...

We are pleased to welcome Joanelle Romero tomorrow night at MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts) for our first audience pa...
08/27/2019

We are pleased to welcome Joanelle Romero tomorrow night at MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts) for our first audience participation podcast. Here are some of the questions we are asking:

1) According to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, four in five Native women will experience violence in their lifetime, and Native women are 2½ times more likely to experience rape than other women in the nation. You are a survivor of sexual assault.

You were kidnapped and held hostage for over a week, drugged to unconsciousness and after about 10 days at a moment of consciousness you begged your captors to let you go. What happened for you after that?

2) You are the only Native American filmmaker to be short-listed for an OSCAR - 2016 (for American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still be Indian.)

3) Your official Native American name is Oyate Wayanka Po Win” What does that mean to you and for you?

4) Your mother Rita Rodgers starred in many films with Elvis Presley. Dennis Hopper became your legal guardian at the age of 12. Tell us how these Hollywood experiences shaped your life?

5) Childhood friend Michael Jackson featured your music and dancers in the Black or White music video. He put you on the film making circuit.

6) You were inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Has that allowed you to change your platform for Native American women?

Purchase tickets here:
https://www.womensmuseumca.org/live-podcasts

His mother made him do it!  A favorite story in the battle for women's voting rights.  Nashville, Tennessee where passin...
08/26/2019
Women's Equality Day and it might not exist if it weren't for one legislator's mother

His mother made him do it! A favorite story in the battle for women's voting rights. Nashville, Tennessee where passing the 19th Amendment was a close call... a call from a mother to her voting son. Read all about it. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/26/us/womens-equality-day-aug-26-trnd/index.html

And happy Women's Equality Day (thanks to Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 and passed in 1973. We march tomorrow!

On August 26, Women's Equality Day honors the hard-fought victory of the women's suffrage movement. But the holiday might not exist if one representative's mother hadn't convinced him to cast the deciding vote to pass the 19th amendment.

Looking for a good read to get you excited about marching in the Suffrage Parade on August 27 in Balboa Park (4:45 pm by...
08/23/2019
Stirring, Engrossing 'Woman's Hour' Recounts The Battle For Suffrage

Looking for a good read to get you excited about marching in the Suffrage Parade on August 27 in Balboa Park (4:45 pm by the Organ Pavilion) then check out "The Women's Hour" by Elaine Weiss. History worth remembering. See you at the Parade!

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/06/590072266/stirring-engrossing-womans-hour-recounts-the-battle-for-suffrage

Elaine Weiss's new book reminds us how near a thing women's suffrage was — it all rode on one yes vote in the Tennessee legislature, cast by a man who changed his mind after pressure from his mother.

The "Women's Museum of California" is pleased to bring you our first 'Live' audience podcast being held on August 28, 20...
08/22/2019

The "Women's Museum of California" is pleased to bring you our first 'Live' audience podcast being held on August 28, 2019 at MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts). The podcast will be moderated by our Executive Director, Jenni Prisk and will allow questions from the audience.

Our guest is Actress, Producer, Director Joanelle Romero, of "Powwow Highway" celebrating its 30th Anniversary. She will be discussing the role of Native American Women in Entertainment and the importance of bringing national attention to the issues that divide us as a nation. This will create an evening of enlightening and informative conversation.

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here.

https://www.womensmuseumca.org/live-podcasts

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San Diego, CA
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The WMofC is located at Liberty Station in Barracks 16, ARTS DISTRICT LIBERTY STATION in Point Loma. The museum is open 12pm to 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday with tours by appointment. Speakers and traveling exhibits are also available for community schools and organizations.

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Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations about the experiences and contributions of women by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the evidence of that experience. The Women's Museum of California is one of only three stand alone museums of women's history in the country.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote, (1920-2020) at the 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, New Years Day 2020. Many great photos from this theme! Congratulations Ladies! ;) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218174678416978&set=pcb.10218174679817013&type=3&theater
Gracia was a great woman. We are all stronger for having known her.
Hi! I wanted to let you know that Friday and Saturday, Comickaze - Liberty Station - Barracks 15 next door is hosting the creator and publisher of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force comic. They wanted to create something that celebrates the fresh new energy and diversity of the stagnated legislative body, and help some good causes at the same time,” A portion of all sales will go to America’s United Service Organization (USO), and RaicesTexas.org, which provides free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees. https://www.facebook.com/events/334325290839123/
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Two great women in history to acknowledge today: SUSAN B. ANTHONY In 1873, Susan B. Anthony was tried for voting illegally, was convicted, and was fined $100, which she refused to ever pay. SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American physician, was born today in 1865. Read more:
It's a beautiful day for a walk! This Saturday, June 15 at 10:30am we invite you to go beyond the walls of the Women's Museum of California and around the city in our historic walking tours which focus on women's contributions to our San Diego culture and community. Meet in downtown San Diego outside the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza for a walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter District with highlights of the women who worked to improve the lives of people in the district, and those women who helped to "clean up" the area. Sign up here:
Today, June 11th is Jeannette Rankin's Birthday. Don't know who that is? Well, No history of American representative government could properly be written without a major reference to Representative Jeannette Rankin. The Montana Republican carries the distinction of being the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. That singular event occurred in 1916. A year later, she earned a second distinction by joining 49 of her House colleagues in voting against U.S. entry into World War I. That vote destroyed her prospects for reelection in 1918. Over the next 20 years, Rankin tirelessly campaigned for world peace. In 1940, riding a tide of isolationism, she won her second term in the House. The December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor put an end to isolationism, but Rankin remained true to her anti-war beliefs, becoming the only member of Congress to vote against declaring war against Japan. THANK YOU JEANETTE RANKIN! Read more: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Jeannette_Rankin.htm
Hi, I was hoping someone could talk to me on here about the status of the museum. I tried to attend the bake-off last weekend but I guess it was cancelled and I've tried to visit twice in the last week or so and it hasn't been open during its usual times. I've tried calling and attempted to email the staff but the staff page isn't up on the website anymore. Is the museum still open?
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