Public History Project continues as the U.K. celebrates its suffrage centennial honoring women’s rights!

The East End Women’s Museum in London is headed toward a permanent home in 2019 to 2020. Right now supporters are describing themselves as a “kitchen table museum” without an office or a building for sponsoring events, exhibitions, and a growing collection of resources for schools and researchers.

 When a proposed women’s history museum in 2015 on Cable Street in East London turned out to be a museum of a woman-hating killer, Jack the Ripper, women’s museum supporters decided to make the missing museum a reality.

“Crass Jack the Ripper tourism is nothing new, but the museum located on Cable Street in London represents a huge missed opportunity,” stated a release circulated by the East End Women’s Museum. “East London has an incredibly rich social, political, and cultural history and women were part of all of it although their voices are seldom heard. Those are the stories we want to tell—stories that illuminate the lives of East End women, not only their deaths. We want to showcase the histories of women from the East End so that they are relevant to life in the East End today. We will share what we learn and help people in other places make women’s museums of their own.”

Follow for updates on centennial news. Find out about the continuing journey of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon, a symbol of the first wave of women’s rights organizing. Don’t forget the U.S. suffrage martyr Inez Milholland who died in 1916 for women’s voting rights.

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