The Me Too movement, founded by Tarana Burke, inspired Hollywood to call out toxic men and support survivors through a legal defense fund. Now, the history community has been inspired to pay homage to the women before today's wave of vocal women.
In Denver, Colorado, a new museum—the first of its kind in the state—dedicated to Women's Herstory recently opened. The Denver Post reports the Center for Colorado Women’s History officially cut the ribbon and opened its doors on March 21. The Center is housed in the Byers-Evans House Museum, which was founded by Anne Evans. Before passing away in 1941, Evans either founded or helped develop the Denver Art Museum, Denver Public Library, Central City Opera, and Civic Center park.
According to 5280, the center will host a series of justice-oriented programs, including talks, workshops, book clubs, and tea times.
The museum currently operates a tiny budget of approximately $130,000 and received an endowment of about $1 million. Additionally, Governor John Hickenlooper previously supported a $1.5 million budget increase for community history museums within the entire state.
Who were the leaders of yesterday's Me Too? You'll now have to pay a visit to the Center for Colorado Women’s History to find out.