Taking Care of Business: A Century of Women and Work in Springfield

November 13, 2018–May 26, 2019 Wood Museum of Springfield History

This exhibit traces the history of  local women in the 20th century as they respond to the changes and challenges of their times. For some this meant entering the work force in traditional and non-traditional ways, for others  it was a call to non-paid work for the betterment of their community, and for most women it meant questioning their traditional roles at some point in their lives. From the era of the Suffragettes to the appointment of Springfield’s first woman mayor this exhibit looks at the story of Springfield women in transition.


Women@Work: Influence and Impact is a city of Springfield-wide collaborative of programs, exhibitions, and gatherings celebrating the power of women