Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition

Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition

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Content: 8 double-sided pull-up banner units

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. 

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Agents of Change Traveling Exhibition Schedule


     04/26/21 - 06/05/21: Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum, Martinsville, Virginia 
     06/07/21 - 07/17/21: Fairfax Museum & Visitor CenterFairfax, Virginia
     07/19/21 - 08/28/21: Fairfield Area Library, Henrico, Virginia
     08/30/21 - 10/09/21: Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia
     10/11/21 - 11/20/21: Buchanan County Library, Buchanan, Virginia 
     11/22/21 - 01/01/22: Northside Library (JMRL), Charlottesville, Virginia


     01/10/22 - 02/21/22: Waynesboro Public Library, Waynesboro, Virginia
     02/28/22 - 04/11/22: [OPEN]
     04/18/22 - 05/30/22: [OPEN]
     06/06/22 - 07/18/22: [PENDING RESERVATION]
     07/25/22 - 09/05/22: [OPEN]
     09/12/22 - 10/24/22: [OPEN]
     10/31/22 - 12/12/22: [OPEN]
     12/19/22 - 01/23/23: [OPEN]

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Photo of VMHC Exhibit Technician, Veronica Blanco
To book this exhibition, please contact:

Veronica Blanco, Exhibit Technician

Phone: 804.340.2273
Mail: Virginia Museum of History & Culture, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, Virginia 23221

Agents of Change Traveling Panel Show
Agents of Change Traveling Panel Show
2 A. (G) Equal Suffrage League 1915.jpg
Equal Suffrage League, 1915.
2 A. (PI) Suffrage Flag 1910s.jpg
Suffrage Flag, 1910s.
4 A. (G) Dr. Zenobia Gilpin.jpg
4 A. (PI) Microscope.jpg
4 B. (PI) Buckskin Dress.jpg
8 B. (PI) We Are America Sign.jpg
8 B. (PI) Pussyhat Knit.jpg