Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition

Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition


Content: 8 double-sided pull-up banner units. View Prospectus.

Size: Approximately 600 square feet for comfortable viewing on all sides

Loan Period: 6 weeks

Rental Fee: Free through 2021; thereafter, $100 plus the cost of inbound shipping

Availability: Refer to schedule

In 1920, the United States ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. This milestone event was the culmination of a 70-year-long struggle for female suffrage, and it ushered in a new age of women's civic activism. With the vote, women gained greater power to effect change in American society.

Over the ensuing century, women expanded their fight for equality beyond the ballot box to other arenas, including educational institutions, professional opportunities, and social justice issues. And the battle against persistent sexism and gender-based disparities continues today.

 Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today explores the legacy of women’s suffrage in Virginia from 1920 to 2020 through a diverse selection of female changemakers—women who worked to change their communities, the Commonwealth, and the country. Their stories underscore the importance of civic engagement in a democracy, as well as the power of individuals to create a better world. 

Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition Schedule


•    01/19/24 – 2/23/24: [OPEN] 
•    03/01/24 - 04/12/24: City Hall, College Park, MD
•    04/19/24 - 05/31/24: [OPEN]
•    06/07/24 – 07/19/24: [OPEN]
•    07/26/24 - 09/06/24: [OPEN]
•    09/13/24 - 10/25/24: [OPEN]
•    11/01/24 - 12/13/24: [OPEN]


•    01/21/25 – 03/04/24: [OPEN] 
•    03/16/24 - 04/30/24: [OPEN] 
•    05/07/24 - 06/18/24: [OPEN]
•    06/25/24 - 08/06/24: [OPEN]
•    08/13/24 - 09/17/24: [OPEN]
•    09/24/24 - 11/05/24: [OPEN]
•    11/12/24 - 12/17/24: [OPEN]


Want to book this exhibition for your organization? Contact us!

Veronica Blanco, Exhibition Technician
To book this exhibition, please contact:

Veronica Blanco, Exhibit Technician

Phone: 804.342.9648
Mail: Virginia Museum of History & Culture, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, Virginia 23221

Agents of Change Traveling Panel Show
Agents of Change Traveling Banners on display
2 A. (G) Equal Suffrage League 1915.jpg
Equal Suffrage League of Virginia at the Virginia State Capitol (Adele Clark at far left), February 1915. (VMHC, Gift of Adele Clark)
2 A. (PI) Suffrage Flag 1910s.jpg
“Votes for Women” suffrage flag, about 1912. (VMHC)
4 A. (G) Dr. Zenobia Gilpin.jpg
Photograph of Dr. Zenobia Gilpin. (VMHC)
4 A. (PI) Microscope.jpg
Dr. Zenobia Gilpin’s microscope, 1938. (Courtesy of Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia)
4 B. (PI) Buckskin Dress.jpg
Chief Anne Richardson’s buckskin dress and leggings, late 20th century. (Courtesy of Chief Anne Richardson)
8 B. (PI) We Are America Sign.jpg
Protest sign for the Women’s March, Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. (VMHC, Gift of Suzanne Summers LaPierre)
8 B. (PI) Pussyhat Knit.jpg
Pussyhat knit by Ryan Norris for the Women’s March in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. (VMHC, Gift of Alyssa Murray)