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Women's Museum of California

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The Women of The Gaslamp Quarter... A Walking Tour

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"The Women of the Gaslamp Quarter". . . a walking tour

Meet downtown San Diego for "A Walking Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter District" with highlights of the women who lived in the district, women who helped improve the lives of people living in the district, and those women who helped to "clean up" the district. Questions: What role did Lydia Knapp Horton and Dr. Charlotte Baker play in the district? Josie Earp? Clara Shortridge Foltz? Joan Crawford? We also will give a special nod to many of the 93 historic buildings.

 

What is the event about?

Stop by the Museum Saturday, July 29th at 1:00 pm for a free tour (with paid admission to the gallery) of our current exhibit and two permanent exhibits. Learn about the history of the Museum and get inspired by notable women from the past.

What is the event about?

Stop by the Museum Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm for a free tour (with paid admission to the gallery) of our current exhibit and two permanent exhibits. Learn about the history of the Museum and get inspired by notable women from the past.

The History of the Beaded Handbag from Chaucer to Dolce & Gabbana

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The History of the Beaded Handbag from Chaucer to Dolce & Gabbana: 

800 Years of Bead-Embellished Purses 

Lorita Winfield, co-author of Beads in Fashion (1999) and Beads on Bags (2000), will present an historical journey in images through eight centuries of hand-carried and attached bags embellished with precious gems and glass beads.

Tickets are $5 

Second Sunday Author Series with Mona de Vestel

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Join us for this month's Second Sunday Author Series with writer Mona de Vestel who will be reading from her published novel, One-String Guitar. This award-winning novel will take us on an odyssey from the land of a thousand hills in Rwanda to the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. It is a tale of redemption and an adoptee’s search for her roots and her quest to transform a generational legacy of genocide. Mona will also be reading from her memoir in progress Trail of Light, a quest for joy, healing and magic during her adventures in seven countries.

VIP Opening Reception: Heroines in Arms

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Throughout the twentieth century and beyond women have served many vital roles in defense of the United States. They have contributed their talents, skills, and courage to this endeavor for more than two centuries with an astounding record of achievement that stretches from Lexington and Concord to the Persian Gulf and beyond.

This exhibit explores their services within the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Airforce, highlighting the advancing roles women played as the century progressed. Join us as we celebrate and honor the heroines who fought for and protected our freedom. 

Exhibit Tour and Handbag Show and Tell

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Ahaana in partnership with the Women's Museum invites you to an evening celebrating one of the most valuable and enjoyable accessories we cannot do without! - The HANDBAG!!

Share your most pretty, crazy, oldest and unusual handbag for a 'show & tell' competition while enjoying tasty wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts!

 

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Join American History Theater and The Women's Museum of California, as they present "Speaking Out: Why I Stand", a play written by Rachel Carter about the epidemic of Military Sexual Trauma. The play will be presented at The Women's Museum of California.  

July 21 at 7:30 PM

July 22 at 7:30 PM

July 23 at 3:00 PM.

The Power of Tribe Workshop

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Join fellow survivors and advocates in discussing the importance of finding a support group that works for you. Playwright, Rachel Carter, will lead the workshop on July 22 and answer questions after the play on that same evening. Come learn and empower survivors during this intense and important summer event. 

 

*Cotent is not suitable for children*

 

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