Fall into Women’s History with Fall Event Series

The Worcester Women’s History Project celebrates its 15th anniversary and the 160th anniversary of the first National Woman’s Rights Convention with a series of events over the historic weekend of October 22, 23 & 24.

First, on Friday, October 22, 2010, we’re hosting an event we’ve titled “Trailblazers by Timing, Activists by Choice” at Worcester State University’s Blue Lounge in the Stu- dent Center. The evening will begin with a brief introduction by both the first and most recent presidents of the organization, Lisa Connelly Cook and Fran Langille, highlighting some of the WWHP’s many accomplishments and ongoing initiatives. This introduction will be followed by a lovely dinner. Then we’ll adjourn to a nearby auditorium for an exclusive performance of “Madame Secretary, Frances Perkins” written and performed by Ann Marie Shea, professor emeritus at Worcester State University and performer extraordinaire. This fundraising event will begin at 5:30pm with registration, 6:00pm for dinner, and it will end 8:30pm. The cost is $50. Reservations are required for this portion of the weekend’s festivities by October 12; please email WWHP.Office@gmail.com or call 508-767-1852 or reserve at www.wwhp.org.

On Saturday, October 23, 2010, the WWHP will hold their Annual Meeting and elections at the Worcester Public Library, followed by a viewing of “Developing the Women’s Political Voice,” a video production of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor focusing on the 1850 convention and featuring present and former WWHP re-enactors. Discussion follows with Ranger Chuck Arning of the National Park Service, who directed and hosted the program.    The meeting will begin at 1:30pm, and the video will begin at 2:30pm. The meeting and program are free of charge and open to the public, and light refreshments will be available. Please join us!

The trailblazing spirit has spread to our friends at the Massachusetts Audubon Soci- ety on Sunday, October 24, 2010, when they will commemorate the 160th anniversary of the first National Woman’s Rights Convention with their “Mothers of Conservation Nature Walk.” This event will occur from 1:00-3:00pm at Broad Meadow Brook, 414 Massasoit Avenue, Worcester, MA. For more information and to register for this event please visit: http://www.socialweb.net/Places/2582.lasso, or call 508-753-6087.

Published Date: 
October 4, 2010