Women's History Museum

Women's History Museum on wheels!


The Women's History Museum is a mobile museum containing artifacts, documents and genuine memorabilia from more than 20 historic women -- social reformers and pioneers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Created in 1990, it is the world's first mobile women's history museum. In addition, it is the first privately owned and operated women's history museum which is unaffiliated with any other organization or institution.

Recommended by the National Women's History Project

"unique travel gem...." Home&Away (AAA) Jan/Feb 2002

*** We are pleased to announce that on December 6, 2008, the ownership of this collection was turned over to the National Women's History Museum. That Museum is currently headquartered in Alexandria, Va. However, there are plans to secure a permanent site on or near the Mall in Washington, D.C.***

First editions, signed letters, writings and photographs, recorded voices, antique cartes-de-visite and more!!

ABOVE: Antique carte-de-visite photograph of Florence Nightingale



Who are the women of the Women's History Museum?

Reformers . . . Activists . . . Women who made a difference . . . .


Clara BartonMary Harris "Mother" Jones Helen Keller and Polly Thompson



Also including:
  • Jane Addams
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Dorothea Dix
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Maria Mitchell
  • Julia Ward Howe
  • Lucretia Mott
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Margaret Sanger
  • plus more!
  • Susan B. AnthonyHarriet Beecher Stowe



    Interior views


    UPPER RIGHT: Sound column containing taped recordings of the voices of Florence Nightingale, Carrie Chapman Catt, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Addams and Margaret Sanger

    LEFT and UPPER LEFT:"Driver's side" and "Passenger's side" exhibit cases

    Listing of exhibits




    Exhibit Close-ups

    ***A first edition of The History of Woman
    Suffrage
    signed by Susan B. Anthony (shown with
    antique carte-de-visite photograph)
    ***
    ***Antique photograph and poem written
    and signed by Harriet Beecher Stowe***


    ***Letter on Red Cross stationery written
    and signed by Clara Barton (dated the year of the
    founding of the American National Red Cross)***
    ***Typed letter signed by Eleanor Roosevelt***


    You can visit the museum in West Liberty, West Virginia (just 12 miles north of Wheeling -- on Route 88). For information, contact museum owners Robert and Jeanne Schramm at 304.336.7159 or write to Box 209, West Liberty, WV 26074. E-mail to Women's History Museum (j_v_schramm@hotmail.com)


    Click here for "Jeanne Schramm Dramatic Portrayals"