Gweerigi Fraiwä in Obwalden

Plakat Ausstellung Gweerigi Fraiwä, Historisches Museum Obwalden.

The exhibition focuses on women and their (historical) place in society. The exhibition also shows the long road to women’s suffrage in Switzerland (1971) and in the canton of Obwalden in particular.

Five different women from Obwalden, Gweerigi Fraiwä (independent Women) are introduced: a writer, the first female doctor, a poet, a scientist and a social security pioneer.

Also on display are works of art by Nicole Buchmann (1987). Her photo series “Spinnereien” illustrate the long road to women’s suffrage in Obwalden: the progress and the setbacks.

On several purple panels, the history of marginalised women (Unerhörte Weiblichkeit) can be seen and heard.