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Sooke museum’s summer exhibition celebrates women

Exhibit focuses on women who helped build community
The Women of the Sooke Region exhibition includes writings, clothing and other artifacts. (File photo)

The Sooke Region Museum is honouring women at its annual summer exhibition.

The Women of the Sooke Region exhibition explores the stories, challenges and triumphs of key women who shaped the Sooke Region.

The exhibit runs until November.

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“While celebrating the formidable women who helped create today’s Sooke, it also includes stories of women who are building the Sooke of the future,” said Montana Stanley, the museum’s collections and exhibits manager.

Writings, material culture and historical photographs help give context to the lives of women who were instrumental in building the community.

The exhibit is comprised of eight categories representing roles women might occupy: First Women, Pioneers, Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship, Arts, Governance, Sport, Health, and Education.

Through text and visual content the exhibit demonstrates how women have shaped the region in a multitude of ways, creating a culture of dedication to the community.

“This exhibit will have broad appeal, and the results of highlighting this aspect of the community will give the people of the Sooke Region a sense of pride, accomplishment and inspiration for themselves, their colleagues, friends, relatives, and ancestors,” Stanley said.

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