Women of Glendale
Glendale Heritage Preservation is proud to present a major exhibit that tells the stories of 34 Glendale women whose contributions between the years 1855 and 2000 helped shape the culture, history and lives of the Village and beyond.
The exhibit, which is being staged during 2020-2021 in the depot museum on Glendale’s historic village square, is timed to honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. It does so by acknowledging women who led action that inspired innovation and change, and made a significant impact on society through the arts, education, women’s rights, public health and social welfare, commerce, community development, religion and philanthropy.
To read the stories of the women in the Women of Glendale exhibit, please click on each woman’s name below:
Life Experiences of Glendale Woman Before Suffrage
How the “Women of Glendale” were selected:
During 2019, several public requests for nominations were made among Glendale residents and extended family members, former residents of the Village, members of area organizations and the general public.
Over the months, volunteer researchers also combed the archives and family files of Glendale Heritage Preservation.
By the end of the year, more than 50 nominations were received. Each was reviewed by a panel of seven. That panel used the following criteria to select the final 34 Women of Glendale:
Women who lived in Glendale, and who made timeless contributions to the Village and beyond, between the years 1855 and 2000.
Women who led action that inspired innovation and change
Women whose efforts were the impetus for new ideas and thought that positively influenced communities
Women who made a significant impact on society
Women who distinguished themselves in the arts, education, women’s rights, public health and social welfare, commerce, community development, religion and philanthropy
The Procter Fund
For serving as our presenting sponsor and making the exhibit possible
Dan Regenold, Frame USA
For contributing significantly to the exhibit production
For researching and writing the biographies of the “Women of Glendale”
Jill Beitz, Cincinnati Museum Center
Beth Ecker, Princeton District Archives For invaluable research assistance
For archival help
For acting as the exhibit photographer
Mike Beaugrand, Chairman
For managing the exhibit production
For bringing Elizabeth’s story to life
Dr. Brian L. Hackett
Northern Kentucky University
For their collaboration on the exhibit concept and holographic production
For creative guidance
For website and touch screen computer production
The “Women of Glendale” Committee:
Nancy Macenko, Chairwoman