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Karshner Center Gets Ahead of the Curve
Karshner Center Gets Ahead of the Curve
Getting Ahead of the Curve

On Tuesday, September 20, the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts hosted the opening reception for the Secretary of State and Legacy Washington’s Exhibit “Ahead of the Curve: Trailblazing Women” as well as new exhibits at the museum. The event was attended by members of the community and special guests Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Deputy Secretary of State Randy Bolerjack, State Archivist Heather Hirotaka , Legacy Washington exhibit developers, Puyallup School District administrators, City of Puyallup City Council and award-winning author Stephanie Coontz, whose personal story is featured in the exhibit. Guests also enjoyed entertainment from Tacoma Youth Symphony.

Ahead of the Curve: Trailblazing Women celebrates the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote by highlighting the pioneering spirit of some larger-than-life women and little-known stories with big impacts on Washington, the nation, and beyond. The exhibit is on loan to the Karshner Center from the Washington Secretary of State’s Office and Legacy Washington through January 23, 2023, at which time it will travel to other museums throughout the state.

In celebration of the exhibit, the Karshner Museum has also created a companion exhibit, The World of Women: Life and Work, that highlights and celebrates the role women have played in our history throughout the decades.

You can view these exhibits and much more at the Karshner Museum Tuesday-Thursday from 1-4 p.m., from 1-7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and from 12-5 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Learn more at