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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Second Sunday Author Series with Mona de Vestel

What is the event about?

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

What is the event about?

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

What is the event about?

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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What is the event about?

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

What is the event about?

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*

 

What is the event about?

Stop by the Museum Saturday, July 1st 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, June 17th 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.

Book Signing with Professor Molly McClain

What is the event about?

Conversation and Book Signing with Professor Molly McClain

Ellen Browning Scripps . . . New Money & American Philanthropy

 

Please join us to learn all about the amazing Ellen Browning Scripps from Molly McClain, professor of history at the University of San Diego. In addition to her book about Ellen Browning Scripps, Professor McClain is the author of Beaufort: The Duke and His Duchess, 1657-1715 and Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays. She also coedits the Journal of San Diego History. 

Free! Light refreshments provided!

What is the event about?

Stop by the Museum Saturday, June 3rd 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.

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