Idaho State Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Idaho State Museum

Just in time for Women’s Month, the Idaho State Museum is inviting the public to celebrate women in Idaho. A new exhibition featuring women who have left a significant mark on the state’s history, along with their stories of breaking down barriers and leading cultural, political or social change opened Saturday, March 13.

The “Trailblazing Women of Idaho” exhibition illustrates the stories of more than 100 Idaho women, including 20 living trailblazers, who have influenced Idaho’s past, present, and future “through their courage, creativity, tenacity and values,” said a press release about the event. From Sacajawea to Olympic medalist Kristin Armstrong, the women highlighted in the exhibit — and in programming planned throughout the year — are proven trailblazers.

The exhibition runs through November.

“It’s an honor and delight to celebrate the unique and exceptional women who have played an integral role in shaping Idaho, its history and evolution,” said Liz Hobson, museum administrator with the Idaho State Museum. “Each of the barrier breaking women selected had a profound impact on Idaho’s cultural, political, business and academic worlds.”

Read the full article here.

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