Great Girls exhibit offers valuable lessons

A recent front-page story in the Mining Journal highlighted the opening of a very worthwhile exhibit now on display at the Marquette Regional History Center.

The exhibit, called Great Girls in Michigan History, features nine inspiring figures from the Great Lakes State, including a wrestler, an activist and a soldier, according to the history center’s website. Girls featured in the exhibit from the Upper Peninsula include Nancy Harkness Love, a Copper Country aviator during World War II, and Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, an Ojibwe creative writer and translator.

The traveling exhibit was created by the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, sponsored by Zonta Club of Marquette and, in our opinion, does a great job of drawing attention to some very inspirational young women.

In these times, considering everything that’s going on in the world, it’s encouraging to see positive events such as this, and a good way to introduce the young ladies in the Upper Peninsula to the wide variety of avenues available to them in life.

Now, possibly more than ever before, women and girls have more opportunities available to them. Our society has come a long way in accepting and promoting the inclusion of women in various careers and other things, but there is still more that can be done.

One way to improve that effort is by attending and learning from informational exhibits like Great Girls in Michigan History.

We encourage you to take a stop by the history center and check this fascinating display of the female spirit.