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Exhibition: Petitioning for Peace

St Fagans National Museum of History
9 March–15 September 2024
Cost Free
Suitability All

Annie Hughes-Griffiths holding the Welsh Women’s Peace Appeal in Washington DC, with Gladys Thomas, Mary Ellis and Elined Prys, 21 February 1924.

© By permission of National Library of Wales

Banner designed by Thalia and Ian Campbell depicting scenes from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, early 1980s. Sewn by Jan Higgs.

After the First World War, nearly 400,000 women in Wales signed a peace petition and presented it to the women of the United States of America. They demanded a future without war.

A century later, the Women’s Peace Petition and the chest were rediscovered and gifted back to Wales. The petition and chest, on loan from the National Library of Wales, is among the highlight objects of this exhibition.

Also on display are the iconic protest banners from the 1980s Greenham Common peace camp, which are part of Amgueddfa Cymru’s collection. 

Discover more about some of the inspirational women who have played an important part in the campaign for world peace.

This exhibition is part of the Women’s Peace Petition Partnership.

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