Past Exhibit: Extraordinary Women
Empowering Young Women in Rhode Island and Beyond
Saturday, September 29th - Tuesday, October 30th
This temporary exhibit, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, tells the story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, her lifelong friendship with Providence resident Abby Lippitt Hunter, daughter of businessman and Governor, Henry Lippitt, and the lives of several extraordinary Lippitt women. The history of the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island is also explored through historic photographs and interesting details of its impact on girls’ lives.
This exhibit was made possible through a partnership between the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island and Preserve Rhode Island, owner of the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum. An opening reception will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, September 29th where visitors will meet “Daisy” Gordon Low (à la Kate Carney, a most convincing Low impersonator!). In addition to viewing the exhibit and chatting with “Daisy”, visitors can enjoy complimentary soft drinks and a piece of 100th Anniversary cake. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Following the opening reception on September 29, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a very special Waterfire celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting in downtown Providence.
Photo courtesy of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. L-R: Abby Lippitt, Juliette Gordon, Mary Carter ca. 1880.
Special Exhibit hours:
Smithsonian Magazine National Museum Day, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 29th, free admission tickets downloadable at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday
Opening reception, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 29th, free admission
Every Tuesday in October, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free during opening reception and Tuesday/Saturday exhibit hours
During Smithsonian Magazine National Museum Day hours, visitors must present downloaded ticket for free admission (www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday)