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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 17 WKU Departments and the Warren County Public Library
  • Costume contest for girls in grades 1-8
  • Autograph parties with amazing local women

 

Event Schedule

12-4PM     Herstory@WKU

Eighteen WKU departments will be hosting a variety of engaging hands-on drop-in activities for girls in grades 1-8 in the KY room. Click for more information.

12-4PM       Focus on NASA

Our friends from the Warren County Public Library and Girls Who Code will be running hands-on activities for girls related to NASA and women astronauts in the Museum's Education Room. Actvities include Rover Races, Beginner's Beebot Challenge, and more!

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 in the Museum's Window Gallery. 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.

2-3 PM  Performance 

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

 

 

Parking

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

 

About 

Herstory@WKU is part of a larger multi-partner WKU and community endeavor, Journey to the Vote.

The year 2020 marks anniversaries for two Constitutional Amendments:  the 15th Amendment granting African American men the right to vote, and   the 19th Amendment recognizing women’s right to vote.

In recognition of these anniversaries, several WKU departments and the Warren County Public Library are working together to offer a variety of events, workshops, programs, panels and exhibits. Visit Journey to the Vote for a monthly listing of activities. 

Partners

The organizing partners for Journey to the Vote programming and exhibits:

Political Science

Kentucky Museum

Library Special Collections

History

Gender & Women’s Studies

Warren County Public Library

Media

Photos of Herstory@wku

BG Daily News

WKU Herald

WKU Talisman

 

Financial Support

Financial Support for Herstory@WKU is provided by  Wells Fargo, and WKU Gender & Women’s Studies.

 wells fargo logo  wku gender and women's studies

 
 
 
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 2/14/20