Happy New year! Last year was an exciting year and you can’t have missed that it was a year when we celebrated 100 years of some women getting the vote. Teams of Snapping the Stiletto volunteers worked with our partner museums throughout the year to uncover stories of Essex women and their achievements over the last 100 years.
This year we are telling these stories across Essex starting with an exhibition at Epping Forest District Museum opening this Saturday (12th January) and staying there until March 16th. See our exhibition page for details of where else the exhibition will be over the coming year.
This exhibition contains stories both researched and told by Essex women. They chose the title ‘Essex Women; Adversity, Adventure and Aspiration’. Project volunteers and the Project Team consulted local groups to steer the research and volunteers worked hard with our partners to find these stories. A team of volunteers have written much of the text, chosen images and come up with interactive ideas all designed to celebrate 100 years of change for women.
Come along and find out what it has been like for women serving in the police and Fire services, working the land during wartime and moving here to support our health services.
Discover Essex businesswomen and engineers.
Find out more about Essex women who campaigned for lots of different causes and let us know who is your strong Essex Women!
(The exhibition will be on display at Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey from Saturday 12th January until Saturday 16th March. It will then visit other venues around the county – dates and details can be found here).