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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future


  • 4th Annual Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at UCSD during Women's History Month
  • Women's History Art Initiative program partners with Women's Hall of Fame to educate school-age children on women's history.


  • WHMEC receives its first of two San Diego Commission on Arts and Culture Grants to continue the "Women Who Dare" exhibit into North and East Counties.
  • 3rd Annual Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at UCSD.
  • In March, a delegation of African women leaders visits with members of the San Diego County Commission on Women and other community leaders at the WHMEC for a workshop and Circle of Conversations.


  • WHRP changes its name to the Women's History Museum and Educational Center (WHMEC) to better reflect the nature of its programs and mission.
  • Traveling exhibit "Women Who Dare: Shaping the Americas" opens across San Diego County funded by a California Council for the Humanities Grant.
  • 2nd Annual Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at UCSD.


  • Created and produce the First Annual "Women's Hall of Fame" Induction Ceremony in March.
  • Five women from the community were selected as the first Inductees in the Hall of Fame.
  • 400 people (a standing room only crowd) attended the event at UCSD during Women's History Month.


  • Collaboration with UCSD Women's Center, SDSU's Women's Studies Department and the County Commission for the Status of Women established to begin planning for the San Diego Women's Hall of Fame.


  • Exhibit: "Creating Their Own Path: Women Who Paved the Way" opens at the WHRP, SDSU Love Library, and the UCSD Women's Center to celebrate Women's History Month.
  • WHRP hosts a Women's History Poetry Contest and opens exhibit: "In Our Own Voice: Women's History through Women's Poetry."
  • WHRP receives $13,000 educational outreach grant for creation of traveling exhibits.


  • WHRP begins Membership Lecture Series with "The Art and Legacy of Mary Cassat," presented by Susan Leonard.
  • Strategic Planning Retreat - Community leaders and activists participate and develop a Strategic Plan for the future direction of the WHRP.
  • WHRP moves into a larger facility, also located in the ART UNION Building.
  • Exhibit "The Fabric of Women's Lives" opens. History of women's fashion in the U.S.
  • Exhibit "A Peace for All" opens.


  • Celebrate '98 - 150th Anniversary of Seneca Falls Celebration, Balboa Park, San Diego.
  • WHRP receives award from the Lawyer's Club of San Diego.
  • Exhibit: "Inspiring Women: Women Trailblazers" opens.


  • WHRP Exhibit "Because It Needed to be Done" opens for Women's History Month.
  • Summer Exhibit Opens: "By a Thread: A Quilted Journey Through Depression."
  • Exhibit "A Wish for Peace" opens.


September - WHRP opens museum space in the ART UNION Building in San Diego's Golden Hill neighborhood and begins to expand its educational programming.


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