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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Chicana Tributes: Activist Women of the Civil Rights Movement

What is the event about?

Introducing the new book, Chicana Tributes: Stories for the New Generation. This book honors 61 women activists and authors of the Civil Right's Movement. A book signing by editors Rita Sanchez and Sonia Lopez will take place at the Women's Museum of California.

Women's History Theater Festival

What is the event about?

Join the Women's Museum of California and American History Theater for three weekends of plays celebrating extraordinary women in politics and entertainment, September 16th – October 30th, 2017. The plays this year include an interactive two women show about First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a musical review of women from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and Golda's Balcony, the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history.


Golda’s Balcony

A Talk with Karolyn Smith, 2014 Veteran of the Year

What is the event about?

2014 Veteran of the Year for the 71st District (CA), Karolyn Smith will be giving a talk at the Women's Museum on the final day of Heroines in Arms exhibit.

Karolyn's book Sophia the Bionic Cat is the true story of an amputee kitten and a wounded Veteran and how they found that technology and love would help them both overcome unbeatable odds. An inspirational story for all ages.

General Admission: $10
Military and Museum Members: $8 

VIP Opening Reception: Muses of the Old Globe

What is the event about?

Join us for the VIP Opening Reception of Muses of the Old Globe

It has been an extraordinary journey - from it's start at the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition to its current three theatre complex. That journey is revisited this fall at the Women's Museum of California. Themes of Shakespeare, strong community involvement, and artistic adaptation are unifying threads and from its beginnings, women have played a strong role in the Globe's story.

Empowerment and Leadership with Sylvia Becker-Hill

What is the event about?

The Women’s Center presents a series on women’s empowerment and leadership, created by Facilitator Sylvia Becker-Hill for women who want it all! Sylvia is the founder of Über Women International Inc., a global women’s empowerment company.
Free! Light refreshments! 
Let us know you're coming!


A Salute to Women in the Military

What is the event about?

The presentation will highlight the history of women in the military as well as the changes that were enacted to allow women to serve equally with men. 

Anne Hoiberg, a retired Research Psychologist, published more than twenty scientific articles, chapters, and reports on the women in the military. She was invited to edit a special edition of Armed Forces and Society, “Women as New ‘Manpower’,” which is on display in the current Museum exhibit.



$10 General Admission

$8 Military and Museum Members

The Women of the Gaslamp... A Walking Tour

What is the event about?

"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.



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