Victoria Woodhull:
Phoenix Rising roundtable series

The Robbins Hunter Museum in Granville, Ohio boasts the only memorial to Victoria in the United States, a memorial clock tower.  Because of this, and due to our proximity to her birthplace in Homer, the RHM, with a planning grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, is organizing a three-year project that focuses on the multi-dimensionality of her legacy. The title of our series of roundtables is "Victoria Claflin Woodhull: Phoenix Rising".  Victoria seemed to be a phoenix in her life, rising from the humblest of roots and soaring to national fame and influence.  She fell mightily in the 1870’s only to rise again to wealth and prominence in England.  Our project seeks to be her next rise from historical obscurity to the center stage where her ideas and reforms can take root again and drive contemporary change to challenges that still plague our society.  Scholars and professionals from across the nation are expected to participate in order to exchange ideas and speak on the identified themes from their discipline’s perspective which will be the platform for discussion on how these issues might inform intellectual pursuits and policy making in our own time. 

Courageous Conversations: Women’s Voices 

Inspired by the Victoria Woodhull: Phoenix Rising series, Columbus State Community College has expanded their Courageous Conversations (CC) series.  Originally the CC series allowed for safe, respectful and intellectual discussions about race on the CSCC campus.  The series now focuses on Women’s Voices and a discussion about Woodhull is the kick off lecture.

Victoria Woodhull Woman of Achievement Award

Each year the RHM also awards a Victoria Woodhull Woman of Achievement honor to a Licking County woman who is preeminent in business or charitable causes or innovation. This honor is given each year to a woman who has committed herself to serving her community and to empowering women and who has a connection to Licking County, Ohio. To date, impressive women have been awarded this honor: Leslie Green Bowman, President of the Monticello Foundation, and Sarah Wallace, Chairman of First Federal Savings. Joanne Woodyard is the recipient of this year’s award.


2018 - The Voices of Women

8 February 2018 - Courageous Voices - Grass Roots Organizing

19 April 2018 - Scandalous Voices: Journalistic Truths - Speaking Truth to Power. Video and Transcript. (Click on the links to open.)

13 September 2018 - Dangerous Voices - Issues that Run Counter to Social Etiquette and Mores. Video and Transcript (Click on the links to open.)

2019 - Women as Advocates

28 January 2019 - Social Justice Advocacy - Mary Frances Berry will speak. For information: Admission is free.