Winslow’s Petticoat Government

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6:30 p.m.
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale, AR 72764

Black-and-white photograph of 10 women, all wearing dresses, two with fur collars and one is wearing a hats. Six are sitting around a small table looking down at it with the woman seated on the left appearing to write on something on the table while another woman is either pointing or writing as well. Three women, two of whom are blurred, stand to the right. A dark curtain hangs in the background.

The Winslow City Council circa 1925-1927. Photo is from the Shiloh Museum’s Robert G. Winn Collection (S-84-2-16).

What do a bank cashier, a pharmacist, and a postmistress have in common? They were among the few women who made up the state of Arkansas’ very first Petticoat Government, a city government run entirely by women. Join Shiloh staff at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, for the latest installment of the museum’s Not Strictly History series as we explore the events leading up to this momentous occasion and learn just who these women were. Collections relating to these women and Winslow, Arkansas, will be on display before and after the presentation.

This in-person event is also available for viewing live online. Please note this free online event is limited to 100 participants. Registration is required. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link to join the event.

The presentation is sponsored by KUAF 91.3 Public Radio.