YWCA History at the aSHEville Museum

24 Feb

Have you been to the aSHEville Museum yet????????????????????????????????

Opened just this past July, aSHEville Museum is a women’s cultural museum with a mission to contribute to the creation of more just and equitable world through its collection of intimate exhibits, which range from historic to contemporary in scope, and local to global.

Core exhibits include: Appalachian Women, 100 Years of Sexism in Advertising, and A History of Hysteria. aSHEville Museum also houses a variety of rotating exhibits.

???????????????????????????????The YWCA is proud that one of the current exhibits is a display of several historical panels created for our centennial celebration in 2007.

The panels address the YWCA of Asheville’s historical role in:Where It All Began (about the origins of the YWCA in Asheville and its founding in 1907), Health & Wellness, Guiding Teens, Empowering Women, E. Thelma Caldwell and the Boosters Club, Eliminating Racism in Asheville, and the Phyllis Wheatley Branch.

Heidi Swann, co-founder of the museum, says: “Having the YWCA Centennial Exhibit has afforded our museum visitors insights into the many significant accomplishments that have been achieved by decades of committed people in our local community, who have worked together for the common goals of providing greater opportunities for women and girls, and in addressing racism. It gives hope and perspective to see how many positive changes occurred over this span of time.”

The aSHEville Museum is located at 35 Wall Street downtown, with a sliding scale admission fee. More information here.

Special offer now through March, 2015: Mention this blog and receive a complimentary cup of hot tea when you visit the museum.

2 Responses to “YWCA History at the aSHEville Museum”

  1. Sue Walton February 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    I never heard of this museum until now. It looks awesome and I am spreading the word about it and your good work as well. Thanks so much

  2. emmanuelnyong34 February 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    Reblogged this on emmanuelnyong34 and commented:
    Thanks for furthering the cause of history. Posterity will not forget you.

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