Women of Glendale

Glendale Heritage Preservation presents 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 was staged during 2020-2021 in the Glendale Heritage Preservation Museum on Glendale’s historic village square, was timed to honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote.  It did 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 from 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

In Gratitude:

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

Nancy Macenko
Beth Sullebarger
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

Peter Galbraith
Joanne Goode
Carolyn Smith
Cindy Taylor
Joan Wengler
For archival help

Garry Terrell
For acting as the exhibit photographer

Mike Beaugrand, Chairman
Tom Alderfer
Peter Galbraith
Jim Wesselman
For managing the exhibit production

Lynn Murray
For bringing Elizabeth’s story to life

Dr. Brian L. Hackett
John Gibson
Matthew Kelly
Northern Kentucky University
For their collaboration on the exhibit concept and holographic production

Rob Morgan
For creative guidance

Martin Sinnott
For website and touch screen computer production

The “Women of Glendale” Committee:
Nancy Macenko, Chairwoman
Carolyn Beaugrand
Joanne Goode
Carol Muntz
Judy Skyllingstad
Beth Sullebarger
Susan Swaine
Becky Terrell

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