A Woman's World 1900-1920 - February 7th to May 27th

 
City of Coquitlam Archives Image# CA COQ IT.0001-24 Coquitlam Dam Scrapbook 1913

City of Coquitlam Archives Image# CA COQ IT.0001-24 Coquitlam Dam Scrapbook 1913

The early twentieth century was a period of upheaval for societies and cultures across the globe. Canadian Women across all classes, ages, races and sexual orientations had unique experiences during the period 1900-1920. Join us at Mackin house to explore the world women experienced during the early days of Coquitlam’s history. Women were the heart of the home, providing nurturing care to their families while navigating an increasingly complex world. Who were the women who populated early Coquitlam? What was life like for women in the wilderness? How did women from different classes and across ethnicities navigate the increasing complexity of life in a new country? The world of women changed drastically following the end of the Great War. With the success of the suffragette movement in Canada, women began to assert their independence both inside and outside the home. Come meet a series of fictional characters and discover how they navigate issues common to the lives of many women during this time period and uncover how attitudes of the modern woman emerged.