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The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future, TX
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The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future opened to the public in September 2000. This museum is the legacy project of the Foundation for Women's Resources, headquartered in Austin, Texas. The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future is located in Fair Park in Dallas and is devoted to providing a public forum for the celebration and communication of women's contributions to society. It focuses on American women, with particular attention to the 20th century.The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future makes visible the unique, textured, and diverse stories of America?s women. Exhibits feature women?s accomplishments and highlight the importance of all women to society. Thousands of stories recount public and private triumphs and the struggles of those who would be denied their freedoms in all its forms: political, social, and spiritual.The Women?s Museum is also the nation?s educational center for women and girls. The Ronya Kozmetsky Institute for the Future offers hands-on educational programming in a 21st Century learning environment. By encouraging and reinforcing abilities, dreams, and potential, young people and adults acquire the resources and competencies to become productive workers, responsible citizens, and successful individuals. Fast-paced, specialized programs educate in areas including women?s history, life issues, and math, science, and computer literacy.
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