Voices of Florida Women
Voices of Florida Women uses artifacts from the permanent collections of the Museum to tell the stories of Florida women.
When interpreting Florida's past, the Museum considers people as they shape and react to social, economic, and cultural influences within our society. Women have made innumerable contributions to Florida's communities, families, history, and culture. The exhibit features artifacts selected from the permanent collections of the Museum that highlight women from various backgrounds. Objects in the exhibit interpret their everyday lives, beliefs, and vocations. Whether fighting for equal rights or creating beautiful artwork, these Florida women have made a positive difference in their communities and they inspire us to do the same.
Voices of Florida Women is a well-blended combination of artifacts, photographs, interpretive panels, creative designs, and interactive components. The exhibit contains over 130 artifacts from the Museum's collection to interpret the lives and achievements of sixty Florida women. It includes artwork such as paintings and drawings, but also crafts like Seminole dolls, baskets, and clothing, an African American quilt and baskets, and other works from a variety of cultures. An important function of the exhibit is to educate the public about the strength, leadership, and creativity of Florida women. The exhibit opened at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida, on November 19, 2009, and extended through April 5, 2010.