Women's Halls Of Fame

A number of states have halls of fame that honor the renowned women who once called that state home or helped to make it great. These are a few to know.

Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

Marion, Alabama
Founded 1970
Honorees include: writer and educator Helen Keller, actress Tallulah Bankhead, novelist and painter Zelda Fitzgerald, folklorist Ruby Pickens Tartt

Arizona Women's Hall of Fame

Phoenix, Arizona
Founded 1979
Honorees include: Yavapai Prescott Indian chief Viola Jimulla, women's health activist Margaret Sanger, rancher Amy Cornwall Neal, historian and poet Sharlot M. Hall

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Denver, Colorado
Founded 1985
Honorees include: Titanic heroine Molly Brown, former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, politician Pat Schroeder, author and activist Mildred Pitts Walter

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

Hartford, Connecticut
Founded 1994
Honorees include: opera singer Marian Anderson, abolitionist Prudence Crandall, actress Katharine Hepburn, writer Madeleine L'Engle

Florida Women's Hall of Fame

Tallahassee, Florida
Founded 1982
Honorees include: writer Zora Neale Hurston, educator Mary McLeod Bethune, athlete Althea Gibson, former U.S. attorney general Janet Reno

Iowa Women's Hall of Fame

Des Moines, Iowa
Founded 1975
Honorees include: feminist Amelia Jenks Bloomer, journalist Mildred Wirt Benson, suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt, first woman lawyer Arabella Mansfield

Maine Women's Hall of Fame

Augusta, Maine
Founded 1990
Honorees include: former U.S. senator Margaret Chase Smith, scientist Elizabeth S. Russell, U.S. senator Olympia Snowe

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

Annapolis, Maryland
Founded 1985
Honorees include: nurse Clara Barton, fashion designer Claire McCardell, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, ecologist Rachel Carson

Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame

Lansing, Michigan
Founded 1987
Honorees include: actress Ellen Burstyn, former First Lady Betty Ford, singer Aretha Franklin, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, comedienne Lily Tomlin

Ohio Women's Hall of Fame

Columbus, Ohio, and regional exhibits
Founded 1978
Honorees include: photographer Berenice Abbott, sharpshooter Annie Oakley, poet Nikki Giovanni, writer Toni Morrison

Texas Women's Hall of Fame

Denton, Texas
Founded 1984
Honorees include: astronaut Mae Jemison, former First Lady Barbara Bush, businesswoman Mary Kay Ash, former Texas governor Ann Richards


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