Mothers of Invention: The Entrepreneurs and Innovators of Lawrence

| Third Floor

Lawrence’s women business owners have shaped the community from its earliest days to today. These women used their businesses to survive hardships, pursue their passion, and build support networks in Lawrence. Their ingenuity, creativity, and drive helped them navigate the unique challenges they faced as women business owners. Through photographs, documents, and artifacts, this exhibit explores the over 160-year history of women business owners, inventors, and social innovators in our community.