The Journey of Girl Scouts: Empowering Young Women
The Santa Monica History Museum is honored to celebrate the history of the Girl Scouts of the USA with its latest exhibit: The Journey of Girl Scouts: Empowering Young Women, a special 105 year anniversary event on March 11, 2017, and a Discover the History lecture on March 22, 2017. Visitors are invited to view documents, photographs, uniforms, memorabilia, a replica campsite, and other artifacts that bring the history of the Girl Scouts of the USA to life. The Journey of Girl Scouts: Empowering Young Women exhibition opens Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and will be on display until Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Santa Monica History Museum at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
The exhibit, The Journey of Girl Scouts: Empowering Young Women, details the history of the Girl Scouts of the USA using documents, photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts like uniforms dating back to the 1910s. Long a fixture of the Santa Monica community, the exhibit also shares the history of local girl scouting. Photographs from the Santa Monica History Museum’s collections are on display as well as objects on loan from local former Girl Scouts and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Heritage Committee.
In addition to the exhibit, a celebration is planned for Saturday, March 11, 2017 in commemoration of the 105th birthday of Girl Scouts. The Santa Monica History Museum, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and the Santa Monica Public Library will co-sponsor a talk in the museum’s Discover the History lecture series in honor of Women’s History Month on the evening of Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Girl Scout guides will be available to take visitors through the exhibit at scheduled days and times during the run of the exhibit.
The Journey of Girl Scouts: Empowering Young Women exhibit is a collaboration between the Santa Monica History Museum and local Girl Scout Cadettes, Ciara Dalling and Olivia Kienzle. Dalling and Kienzle organized the exhibit as their Girl Scout Silver Award project. The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn – giving the girl, or team of girls, a chance to achieve a large project that benefits their community. “I love Girl Scouts. I feel I have gained so much from the opportunities it has provided me,” said Dalling. “I’m excited to share Girl Scouts with others through this exhibit,” added Kienzle.
“As a former Girl Scout leader, I am thrilled that our Santa Monica History Museum will highlight the history of Girl Scouts with this exhibit. It gives me great pleasure to relive the fond memories of my family’s scouting experiences through this exhibit” stated Louise Gabriel, President and CEO of the Santa Monica History Museum.
The museum, and this exhibit, will be open to the public Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8:00 PM, and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. General admission is $10.00 and $5.00 for seniors and students. Veterans, active-duty military, children 12 and under, and Santa Monica History Museum members receive free admission. Girl Scouts in uniform will also receive free admission. Troop and group tours can be arranged in advance and will receive special group admission pricing.
Questions and requests for tours can be directed to Kathryn Evans, Development and Museum Manager, at (310) 395-2290 or [email protected].
January 24, 2017 through March 29, 2017
Museum & Exhibit Hours
Tuesday & Thursday – Noon to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday & Monday – CLOSED
Adults – $10.00
Couples – $15.00
Seniors & Students – $5.00
Girl Scouts in Uniform – FREE
Children (12 & under) – FREE
Veterans & Active Duty – FREE
Museum Members – FREE
Group tours can be arranged by calling (310) 395-2290. Special pricing is available for groups of 6 or more people.