Bartow History Museum’s Women of Bartow Temporary Exhibit (through January 30, 2021) features the stories of over 25 women who have made an impact on Bartow County and beyond dating back to the early 1800s through the present. The exhibit highlights their contributions to a variety of fields including business, education, art, writing, social movements, & more.

Due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the museum was unable to hold the planned event to recognize and honor many of today’s Women of Bartow. Watch the video below as museum educator, Lauren Story, introduces you to some of these women and tells of their important contributions.

Here at Lara J Designs we are so proud that our owner, Lara Jeanneret, was included in this list of today’s Women of Bartow! She is featured at 7:54 if you would like to hear what the Bartow History Museum had to say about her. 


Amazing Women of Bartow recognized in the exhibit: 

Hazel Fulton
Alonna Howell
Dr. Susie Wheeler
Marilu Munford
Louise Milam
Gwen Marler
Jessica Daves Parker
Frances Adair
Corra Harris
Vara Gaddis
Lottie Moon
Margaret Mines
Sharon Camp
Melinda Lemmon
Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt
Rev. Louise Young Harris
Elizabeth Cochran
Sarah Munn
Janet Martin
Elizabeth Harris
Bessie Atkinson
Nancy Beasley
Gertrude Weaver
Dr. Virginia Shaw
Helen Smith
Marian Coleman
Alice Butler Howard
Lucy Mulchay
Mary Ellen Taff
Martha Mulinix
Jodeen Brown
Earnestine Young-Jones
Lisa Russell