Wheels: Woman & Independence 1900-1920


Wheels: Women and Independence, 1900 – 1920

Celebrate the Suffrage Centennials at the Saratoga Automobile Museum with us this year!

This groundbreaking exhibit showcases the experiences of six pioneer female automobile enthusiasts, with New York State as the starting point for their adventures.

At the time, women represented less than 10% of licensed drivers, and “autoing” was definitely not for the faint of heart.

Each woman has her own unique story to tell, with a passion for motoring at center.

Izetta Jewel Kenney Brown Miller & Hazel May Jewel Kenney Godwin Horne:  The Jewel Sisters – Acting, Activism, and Automobiles


Dr. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Gillette: House Calls - Medicine and Politics


Joan Newton Cuneo: Banned! Women and Racing


Alice Taylor Huyler Ramsey: Westward - From Hell Gate to the Golden Gate

Blanche Stuart Scott: The Car, The Girl, and The Wide, Wide World

Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Davis Walker, better known as Madam C. J. Walker: Driving for Freedom