How Women Have Shaped the State

Women in Minnesota: Weaving the Web of Society in the North Star State

Expert Essay: Rhoda R. Gilman, a founding member of Women Historians of the Midwest and a former candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, considers the influence of women in Minnesota: the Willmar 8, the Schubert Club, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, and much more.

Mee Moua ca. 2003

Mee Moua

State Senator Mee Moua, ca. 2003. Minnesota Senate Photographer's Office.

Sketch of Sigurd Olson

Sketch of Sigurd Olson

Sketch of conservationist Sigurd Olson by Gene Ritchie Monahan, ca. 1970s. Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

“Birch and Wildflowers”

Gene Ritchie Monahan’s “Birch and Wildflowers,” 1970s. Pen and ink on paper. Produced for the Rainy Lake Chronicle. Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

Gene Ritchie Monahan in her studio

Gene Ritchie Monahan in her studio

Gene Ritchie Monahan in her studio, 1985. Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

Gene Ritchie Monahan painting “Mary Dobbs Schlick”

Gene Ritchie Monahan painting “Mary Dobbs Schlick”

Gene Ritchie Monahan painting “Mary Dobbs Schlick,” 1985. Schlick was an expert on Pacific Northwest basketry.) Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

Gene Ritchie Monahan making a silk screen

Gene Ritchie Monahan making a silk screen

Gene Ritchie Monahan making a silk screen, 1980s. Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

Gene Ritchie Monahan working in her studio

Gene Ritchie Monahan working in her studio

Gene Ritchie Monahan working in studio (with palette), 1980s. Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

Gene Ritchie Monahan working at her kiln

Gene Ritchie Monahan working at her kiln

Gene Ritchie Monahan working at her kiln, 1980s. Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

“Lifeline”

“Lifeline”

Gene Ritchie Monahan’s “Lifeline,”1969. Oil on canvas. 44 x 60. Used with the permission of Jean E. Monahan Kelly.

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