The Girl Scouts of Citrus Council (Website) will be unveiling its new Women’s History and Cultural Center (Website) to the public on Saturday, March 11.
The new 6,430 SF space tells the story of Girl Scouting from its beginnings in 1912 to the international movement it is today, and features thousands of pieces of Girl Scouts memorabilia, displays of inspirational women throughout history, and Girl Scouts from around the world.
The local chapter submitted plans for the Center back in August 2019, which we covered HERE, that would involve converting roughly half of their office building at 341 N. Mills Avenue [GMap].
This is the first dedicated women’s center in the state and one of only five in the country that won’t focus on the contributions of one specific woman, but rather a whole spectrum of figures, like Poppy Northcutt, a central figure in the Apollo 11 missions and the first female engineer in mission control at NASA.
The new history center is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on select Saturdays.