The History Center of Traverse City is excited to announce Fall 2014 “Legends of the Grand Traverse Region”: “Leading Ladies of Traverse City.” Exhibits will reveal the history of three 19th- and 20th-century womens’ organizations: The Traverse City Woman’s Club, the Ladies Library Association and the Friendly Garden Club.
Well into the twentieth century many professional fields were closed to women. Across the country, women of talent and expertise found other ways to influence their communities, and Traverse City was no different. Locally, women participated in public service organizations, such as the groups featured as this fall’s “Legends.”
Legends’ “Leading Ladies of Traverse City” will debut on Wednesday, Sept. 17th, and run through October 18th. Information on our Grand Opening Celebration, Thursday, Sept. 25th, will be forthcoming.