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The Women’s Museum

photography courtesy of the Women's Museum

The Women’s Museum

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The Women’s Museum is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum located in Fair Park. In 1996, Cathy Bonner, the president of the Foundation for Women’s Resources, had a dream—literally—about opening up a place that could feature the stories and accomplishments of women in American history. A turn-of-the-century building was renovated, and, in 2000, the 70,000-square-foot building opened to the public.
Works at the museum include the Electronic Quilt, a 30-foot-high wall of “image patches” that feature photos, quotes, colors, and more; the Diversity of Women, a screen that uses morphing technology to blend the faces of different, diverse, women; and the Wall of Words, a collection of inspirational quotes. The museum has several permanent exhibitions as well as special and traveling exhibits. Docents are available for guided tours for a small fee, and the museum can be rented out for special events.

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