CHAMBERSBURG - A new women’s history exhibit, “Trailblazers and Innovators: Portraits of Educated Women,” is running through the end of the year at the Hankey Center and Archives at Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg.

The exhibit spotlights Wilson graduates from the years 1875-1975 who made notable contributions in their fields, including medicine, academia, science, law, business, the arts, the military, political activism, social work, libraries and education. It also includes a section on “advice” for women choosing careers and how that advice changed over time, reflecting cultural changes regarding educated, working women.

“The purpose of the exhibit is to recognize the accomplishments of Wilson’s alumnae in various fields of work, during a time when it took great fortitude to gain an education, as well as succeed in some fields which were dominated by men,” said Amy Ensley, Hankey Center director, in a press release announcing the show.

The Hankey Center is open 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment, and is closed during school holidays. It is suggested that visitors call or email in advance. For information contact or 717-262-2049.

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