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Women of Sooke Exhibition

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Sooke Region Museum and Visitor Centre

Sooke, BC


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


The Sooke Region Museum’s annual summer exhibition debuted in our upstairs gallery on June 23, 2019. The Women of the Sooke Region exhibition explores the stories, challenges and triumphs of key women who shaped the Sooke region. While celebrating the formidable women who helped create today’s Sooke, it also includes stories of women who are building the Sooke of the future.

Included in the exhibit are stories of day to day life as a woman in the region over time, as well as featured key individuals behind major events or causes in the community. Writings, material culture and historical photographs help give context to the lives of women who were instrumental in building our community.

The exhibit is comprised of eight categories representing roles women might occupy: The First Women, Pioneers, Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship, Arts, Governance, Sport, Health, and Education. Through text and visual content this exhibit demonstrates how women have shaped the region in a multitude of ways, creating a culture of dedication to their community. There is an interactive component to the exhibit.

We recently received funding to develop a virtual version of the exhibit with the help of the Virtual Museum of Canada Community Stories Investment Program. The virtual project will go online on International Women’s Day in 2021.

Note** This exhibit is upstairs with no alternate access.



Sooke Region Museum

Our Vision

To be a community museum that makes a difference… improving the lives of residents and visitors to the Sooke Region.

Our Mission

Inspiring an appreciation of the Sooke Region’s past and its relevance to our present and future.