TheaSHEville Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the cultural history of women in North Carolina, Appalachia, and the rest of the world. It is the only museum in the United States that is specifically dedicated to women's cultural history. The museum's gallery offers a rotating display of exhibits in additional to special lectures and educational programming. For example, rotating exhibits have explored topics such as sexism in advertising and the unique experiences and perspectives of Appalachian Women. The museum offers a small café as well as gift shop with books, fair trade items from around the world, and original works by local artisans.
Backstory and Context
The museum's exhibits focus on topics such as the unique experiences of Appalachian women, the accomplishments of women in North Carolina, the experiences of LGBTQ women, the economic contributions of women, and women who have become leaders and key figures in their fields. There is even an exhibit dedicated to the women who have been awarded the the Nobel Prize. While most of the exhibits focus on the experiences and accomplishments of women, some of the exhibits focus on the history of sexism