Our Speaking of Cleveland virtual speakers bureau series features the intriguing, curious and oft-forgotten tales from Cleveland’s past. Pulled directly from the nationally-recognized collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society, these stories showcase the innovation, the grit and the pride that characterize Cleveland’s past, present and future.
Si Jolie! French Fashion in Cleveland is about French fashion and all of the stories in between. It highlights how Paris fashion motivated some Clevelanders to travel abroad, influenced local fashion, inspired the golden age of department stores, and how significant fashion was socially. This exhibit will take you back in time to experience how fashion and travel have evolved over time.
From the comfort of your own home, trace the story of women’s empowerment, explore the early days of the suffragist movement, learn about the successful fight for the 19th Amendment, understand the birth and growth of the League of Women Voters as a force for clean government and examine the election of northern Ohio women to positions of power!
More opportunities coming soon!