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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

2005

  • 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.

2004

  • 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.

2003

  • 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.

2002

  • 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.

2001

  • 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.

2000

  • 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.

1999

  • 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.

1998

  • 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.

1997

  • 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.

1996

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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