February 17 - May 5, 2022
[Her]story: Women's Roles Through History
Pequot Library presents an exhibition on the evolution of the roles of women in society from the 1700s forward. Selected items from the Library’s Special Collections will reveal the impressive accomplishments of women over time, highlighting local and national figures such as Ella Grasso, Mabel Osgood Wright, and Amelia Earhart. Join Pequot Library for a walk through Colonial America, the Gilded Age, the Women’s Suffrage movement, World War employment, and into modern life. Exploring through text, visual representations, and fashion, follow visionary women through [her]story and bear witness to their strength and resilience, as they move from pedestals to protests, from boredom to boardroom, to lead and to love.