1740 to 1847

Legal and Societal Restrictions

Early Education for Women


1848 to 1867

Women's Rights Movement

Westward Expansion


1868 to 1920

Women's Rights Movement

Higher Education

New Careers

Suffrage Movement


1921 to 2013

Women in Politics

Women Professionals


World War II

Women's Rights Since 1960





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Cornwall Historical Society


Women in the United States today enjoy legal and social freedoms that far surpass those of women in many parts of the world, but this was not always the case. Despite the limitations they faced from Colonial days through the 20th century, numerous Cornwall women pursued their interests regardless of existing constraints.

Explore the lives of Cornwall women through the lens of history by selecting from the menu to the left, or jump straight to their individual biographies.

Hikers enjoying a picnic on top of Taradiddle Mountain, circa 1910. (Collection of Cornwall Historical Society)

Is there someone missing from our online exhibit? Do you have additional information about the women included in this history? Visit the Share Your Stories page to contact us about sharing any stories, photos, or memorabilia you might have.

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