by Brian Zylstra | March 18th, 2011
After being featured for more than a year in the front lobby of our executive office at the state Capitol, the exhibit highlighting Washington’s female political pioneers was taken down Friday.
The exhibit, entitled “Moving Forward, Looking Back: Washington’s First Women in Government,” included large posters focusing on the Washington women who were the first to hold various significant offices in our state, including state representative (Frances Axtell and Nena Jolidon Croake), state senator (Reba Hurn), secretary of state (Belle Reeves), U.S. representative (Catherine May Bedell), governor (Dixy Lee Ray) and other key positions.
We’re preparing to unveil a new exhibit highlighting Isaac Stevens, the first governor of Washington Territory. That exhibit should be ready for display by the end of next week.