‘Women of Martinez’ exhibit extended through April

You just can’t keep a good woman down, let alone 27 or them! Because of its popularity, the Women of Martinez exhibit in honor of Women’s Month, will stay open until Thursday, April 27.

Exhibit organizer Mary Amato Goodman has been at the Museum every day it has been open. “It’s been a real success”, she says. Visitors are impressed that “women from every walk of life” have been captured. They ask Mary how she knew about all these women. She answers that she was born into a high-profile family which owned Amato’s Restaurant and Bar for several decades. All sorts of people came into eat and mingle happily with other customers.

An average of ten a day are viewing the exhibit, often in groups from Martinez or from local communities such as Walnut Creek and organizations such as Soroptimist International of Martinez.

Admission is free. A souvenir book describing the honorees is available for sale. The Museum, located at Escobar and Court streets is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 to 3 p.m. and the first four Sundays of the month from 1 to 4 p.m.

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