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Drop-in anytime from 12-4PM for an exciting afternoon of FREE girl empowerment activities!

  • Hands-on activities for girls from 35 WKU Departments.
  • Costume contest for girls in grades 1-8
  • Autograph parties with amazing local women


Event Schedule

12-4PM     Herstory@WKU

Thirty-five WKU departments hosting a variety of engaging hands-on drop-in activities for girls in grades 1-8. Click for more information.

12-4PM    Costume Contest

Girls in grades 1-8 are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite women. Participants can drop-in between12-4PM and enter the contest. Contestants will check-in, complete a simple contact form, and have their photo taken. That’s it! Judging will take place after the event, and prize recipients will be notified by email or phone. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in the following categories: Best Present-Day Woman, Best Historical Woman, and Best Fictional Woman.                    

12:30-1:30 PM  Autograph Party 

Each girl will be given an autograph book upon arrival. Amazing local women representing a variety of professions will be on hand to greet our visitors. After getting autographs, girls are welcome to chat with women about their careers and take selfies in the Museum's Window Gallery.


A variety of performances will be scheduled throughout the day including:

Felicia Bland  of Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana will be leading us all in a fun, energetic girl-empowerment performance.

WKU Treblemakers

And more!



Parking is available near the Museum in the Adams Street Lot, the KY Building Lot, or in the KY Street Lot.



The first Herstory@wku was held in February 2020. We all saw so many wonderful moments of girls interacting with women and dreaming of a variety of professional futures. Many in attendance requested we make it an annual event.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase to girls all the fields open to them, and it is never too early to recruit future Hilltoppers!

Herstory@wku 2023 will be bigger and better than ever!


Financial Support

Herstory@wku is made possible by the financial support of Delta Dental and the WKU Sisterhood 


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More Information 

Want to know more about Herstory@WKU? Please contact Dr. Christy Spurlock at 270-745-6082 or email Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 1/27/23