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The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World

Breaking barriers in the arts and sciences. Amplifying the voices of those who deserve to be heard. Refusing to take no for an answer. These are the actions of Changemakers.

This November, discover more than 100 inspiring stories of past and present women visionaries, trailblazers, inventors, and entrepreneurs in the RMSC’s community-curated exhibition, The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World.

Be transported through history and inspired to shape the future as you move through artifact-rich, immersive spaces. Examine authentic collections and walk in the shoes of these inspiring women through a series of interactive experiences.

Located in the Riedman Gallery and throughout the third floor of the museum, the exhibit is organized in four sections:

  • Organizing for Change illuminates the collective action of those who help unify communities for a common cause

  • Advocating for Change explores activism and highlights those who stand up for the oppressed

  • Inventing Change tells stories of women who harnessed their skills, creativity, and persistence to create something new

  • Enterprising Change celebrates those who identified needs in their community and took a risk to find a solution

By sharing stories of individuals just like them, the RMSC hopes to inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds to make their own change—and become part of the next generation of Changemakers.