For 106 years, the Womans Building has served as an enduring tribute to the women of Missouri. It reflects their strength and beauty and is testimony to their invaluable role in our culture. While the structure has great bones, it is in desperate need of renovation.
Why is preservation of this beautiful building important? It is often said that the American farmer is
the backbone of our country. I think the American farmer would tell you
that farm women are the heart beat of our country. At a time when women didn't so much as have the right to vote, the men of Missouri knew how valuable they were to our success as a people. Their vision has sustained not only the building itself, but the hopes and aspirations of women for four generations. This building provides women a place to come home to, to re-connect with their roots. It is a place with from which women can draw strength, and energy, and sustenance while reflecting on the women who have paved the way for them.
It is essential we continue the revolutionary vision for another 100 years. To do this, we need your help. All proceeds from Sip & Shop the Best of Missouri will be used to create a new life-sustaining plan for the Womans Building.