Breaking Barriers: Portraits of Persistence

In Honor of Women’s History Month 2022 Women of Palm Beach County from many arenas are featured in this outdoor exhibit, in front of the 1916 Courthouse, downtown West Palm Beach, throughout March and April. Eva Mack, former West Palm Beach mayor Agnes Ballard, architect Bessie Fenn, golf pro Nellie O’Hara, League of Women Voters […]

A Portrait of Leadership

Back to all A Portrait of Leadership Virtual Panel Discussion March 31, 2021 | The Women’s Initiative of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County celebrates Women’s History Month each March. This year, a calendar full of events culminated with A Portrait of Leadership, a Virtual Panel Discussion with four local women who make history […]

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

Most Americans consider the ability to vote fundamental to the enjoyment of full citizenship. American women, however, were long denied that right. In 1920, American democracy dramatically expanded when the newly ratified 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the states from denying the vote on the basis of sex.