News Notes

  • Thank you to Jeana Edmonds for donating six boxes of books on women to our future lending library.  This is in addition to about 50 books already in the library.
  • A wonderful meeting of a delegation of ten women and men from Belarus was arranged by Royce Anderson of the International Center of Worcester with a few WWHP steering committee members on August 16.  Former president Fran Langille spoke about WWHP and Barbara Kohin, about the City. The delegation was on a Community Connections program on “Sustainable Regional Economic Development” August 1-22 and wanted to hear about our work and about the City of Worcester.
  • “Mary Cassatt: Thoroughly Modern Woman” was held at the Worcester Art Museum, Sat., September 22, with a talk by former WWHP VP Linda Miller and tour with her and Vicki Aberhart called “Woman as Artist, Woman as Subject.” Both are Worcester Art Museum docents.
  • Emily Boosahda, whose painting of Liberty Farm is featured on the WWHP notecards, passed away on February 12, 2012.  Her obituary says, "I strive to use my work to express my dreams for harmony and love for all peoples … the beauty of our environment, intertwined with our daily lives. They serve as vehicles for my expressions on canvas."  Emily was an art teacher in the West Boylston Public School system for over 20 years.
  • A fund has been started to replace the costume  Lynne McKenney Lydick wears as Abby Kelley Foster in the play Yours for Humanity—Abby.  She has worn it for many, many performances since its premiere in January 2004.  The cost is $600.  If you would like to donate towards a new dress for Abby, you may mail a check payable to WWHP to 30 Elm St., Worcester MA 01609.
  • PayPal is now setup on our website on the membership page — You may find it convenient for renewing your membership in the future or giving a gift membership.
  • 17th Annual Meeting is Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 2:00pm, at the Worcester Historical Museum.  All are welcome to attend.
  • The first National Woman’s Rights Convention was held in 1850 at Brinley Hall (now 340 Main Street, Worcester).  There is a commemoration plaque on the front of the building.
  • Thank you! to contributors to this newsletter: Jeana Edmonds, Doreen Velnich, Maureen Ryan Doyle, Charlene Martin, Karen Board Moran, Janet Davis, Kara Wilson, Marjorie Cohen, Edna P. Spencer, Judy Fask, Dianne Bruce, Lynne McKenney Lydick, Barbara Kohin, Nancy Avila, Heather-Lyn Haley
Published Date: 
September 19, 2012