Saturday August 26, 2017 - Sunday August 27, 2017 All Day
Women Making Change explores individuals and groups of women from Holyoke’s past who helped to shape the City and the nation. Holyoke has a rich history of women workers, organizations, community leaders, businesswomen, educators, and more who contributed to economy, culture, and structure of the City.
This exhibit – on view at the City’s annual Celebrate Holyoke event as part of WistariaHERE – will provide a starting point for the exploration of women’s history in the City by using the Wistariahurst archival collection to scan a range of women who made impacts throughout Holyoke’s history.
Visitors will be encouraged to leave stories regarding their own memories of significant women from the Holyoke community and to listen to stories of contemporary Holyoke women produced by Radioplasma.
This exhibit was guest curated by volunteers A’knesha Davis, Jayda Aponte, Naiomi Robles, and Julissa Colón with support from Maria Cartagena, HHW Board Trustee, and Cheryl O’Connell, Wistariahurst Program Coordinator.
This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.