She Changed the World: A Health Perspective Exhibit

This new traveling exhibit, created by North Carolina State Historic Sites, explores issues of women’s health and wellness, including birth, pregnancy, and gender identity, and how the discussion and handling of these issues have evolved through North Carolina’s history.

The exhibit illustrates and contextualizes a topic that is both universal and deeply personal – women’s health. It explores the agency women have exercised regarding their own health and well-being, as well as how women modified and altered traditional gender roles to function within an often-patriarchal society.

Enfranchisement did affect the way women’s health issues were perceived and addressed, but by focusing on the more universal topics of health and gender identity, we hope to expand the focus of the traditional examination of women’s history and suffrage.

Content Advisory: This exhibit contains images and/or language describing slavery, pregnancy, birth, and sexual violence.

Traveling Schedule

Traveling Schedule

Location Dates
Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site October 21-24, 2020
North Carolina State Capitol January 4th, 2021 - January 29th, 2021
Reed Gold Mine February 1st - April 1st, 2021
Duke Homestead  April 5th - June 1st, 2021
Edenton State Historic Site  TBD
View the Exhibit Online

View the Exhibit Online