Putnam Museum, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Putnam Museum & Science Center
1717 W. 12th St.
Davenport, IA 52804
Adult: $9 ($1 off seniors over 60 and college students or military with ID) Youth (3-18 yrs.): $8 Members: FREE
Strong and influential female protagonists will spring from the pages of iconic books in this new exhibit, Literary Heroines: Their Times, Their Fashions.
You'll be able to take a critical look at the wardrobes and interests of memorable characters, as they come to life through vignettes examining heroines such as Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter books, Laura Ingalls from the Little House on the Prairie series and Jo March from Little Women.
The exhibit also will feature inspirational stories of Hometown Heroines through pre-recorded oral history excerpts from some successful local women. Included in our list of real-life heroines is Regina Tsosie, a Navajo activist for indigenous peoples; Maggie Tinsman, former Iowa State Senator and political activist; Zenaida Landeros, a Latina who works for women’s empowerment, and other strong, smart Quad-City women.