Angna Enters was a renowned dancer, producing over 200 mime compositions.
Kohler, Ruth DeYoung
Ruth DeYoung Kohler
Ruth DeYoung Kohler was a journalist, a historian, and an outspoken advocate for women's rights.
Clark Halyard, Ardie
Ardie Clark Halyard
Ardie Clark Halyard co-founded the first African American-owned savings and loan association (S&L) and was the first woman president of the Milwaukee NAACP chapter.
Mears, Helen Farnsworth
Helen Farnsworth Mears
Helen Farnsworth Mears's statue of Frances Willard was the first sculpture of a woman to be placed in National Statuary Hall.
Van Vechten, Helen
Helen Van Vechten
Helen Van Vechten co-owned the Philosopher Press in Wausau and became an expert in hand-printing books.
Lavinia Goodell was the first female lawyer admitted to the bar of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Olympia Brown was the first woman to be ordained a minister in the U.S. and was president of Wisconsin’s Woman Suffrage Association for 28 years.
Ho-poe-kaw (Glory of the Morning)
Ho-poe-kaw Glory of the Morning
Ho-poe-kaw, which translates to “Glory of the Morning,” was a Ho-Chunk chief in the 1700s.
Glenn Wise became the first woman to hold a statewide public office in Wisconsin when she was appointed secretary of state in 1955.
Gwen Moore was the first African American from the state of Wisconsin to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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