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Shocking Missouri Women

Feb
04
Feb 4 – Mar 31, 2020
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Research Center, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Research Center, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the librarians in the Columbia Research Center have selected to display books and information about women born in Missouri who took unconventional routes to making history.  These “shocking women” include French entertainer Josephine Baker, fan dancer Sally Rand, frontierswoman Martha “Calamity Jane” Canary, and the American socialite Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown.

View the Columbia Research Center’s exhibits during regular open hours Tuesday through Saturday.

Also, you can learn more about the contribution of Missouri women to the national suffrage movement by visiting the SHSMO Art Gallery Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft exhibition which opens March 14 at the Center for Missouri Studies.