Experience Women’s Leadership Like Never Before
The Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall at Texas Woman’s University in Denton is an interactive history exhibit that showcases the contributions and leadership legacy of Texas women in politics and public policy. It is one of the first such exhibits in Texas and among the first in the U.S.
Learn more about the fascinating women who were pivotal in the history of Texas and women’s suffrage. Also, connect with stories of the women who continue to create paths for women to participate in politics and public policy.
Explore the Leadership Hall
Learn about 12 Texas women from diverse backgrounds who discovered their passions and channeled their courage and Texas grit to make a lasting impact on politics and public policy.Visit the exhibit
The 2018 mid-term election saw an unprecedented number of U. S. women running for office. Get to know the women who made the 2018 midterm election significant in Texas and if you love data, delve into information collected by the Lone Star Parity Project about the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. Engage with the stories of history-making women from across the State with our interactive Texas Counties map.Hear their stories
Play Counties Work Texas in the Civics Learning Center to try your hand at running a Texas County municipality. Counties Work was designed in partnership with iCivics, a non-profit civic education organization founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. At the Center, you will learn more about Justice O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The practice of democracy is not passed through the gene pool. It must be taught and learned by each new generation,” Justice O’Connor said. See how to actively live out the words of this extraordinary woman at the Civics Learning Center.Learn about the Center
Explore the story of Women’s suffrage through the lens of Minnie Fisher Cunningham, a leader in the Texas Suffrage Movement. Learn why suffrage was a victory for most but not all women, and how the suffrage movement continues today. Women’s suffrage efforts in the early 20th century highlight their view of the precious right to participate in our democracy.
Travel back to the early 1900’s to meet Minnie and other strong women who were passionate about having a voice in the future.See the Suffrage timeline
Come visit the Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall today or contact us for a guided tour. We are part of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership in the Old Main Administration Building on the Texas Woman’s University campus. The Hall is on the entry level of the building, and accessible entryways are available on either end of the building.
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by special appointment.
Closed on designated university holidays.
Texas Woman’s University
1210 Old Main Circle
Denton, Texas 76204
Parking is available in spots designated especially for the gallery just south of Old Main Circle on Old Main Circle Drive.
If you wish to discuss the possibility of loaning an item to the exhibit, then please contact Elizabeth Qualia, Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-898-2459.