Confederate Reunion Grounds Exhibit Opens: "Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate"

Feb 6 2014 (All day) to May 4 2014 (All day)

Cost: Adults $4, Child (6-18) $3, Free for children under 5 and Friends members

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia  Texas  76667

Celebrate Women’s History Month through the exhibition, "Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate."

"Changing the Face of Power" is an exhibition of photographs by Melina Mara, who began photographing the 13 women in the U.S. Senate in 2001, continuing as their number grew to 14 in 2003. The exhibition, which opened at the Smithsonian Institution in 2003, documents the unprecedented role of women in the Senate, both behind the scenes and before microphones. Interviews were conducted with 10 of the senators, which are presented in an audio format and a photography-based video presentation with narration by Melina Mara.

The "Changing the Face of Power " exhibit will be available to the public from Feb. 6–May 4, 2014.

For additional information, or to arrange group visits, call 254.472.0959 or email The exhibitions are organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and made possible in part by a "We the People" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Photo caption: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), leads her daughter, Bailey, by the hand back to a line of fellow senators on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a ceremony to remember the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Courtesy Melina Mara, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.