The Earlier Days of WWHP

1994 to 2000 

is in the Spring 2014 Newsletter,


  • Reclaiming Our Heritage: Worcester Women's History, 1850 exhibit opening at Women's Rights National Historic Park, Seneca Falls, New York, July 4 
  • The Rich Sisters of Worcester costumed interpretation of 19th century African-American family at Emmanuel Baptist Church 
  • Difficult Dialogues: Toward More Inclusive Movements for Race & Gender Equality lecture by Dr. Johnnetta Cole at College of the Holy Cross and Worcester State College 


  • In Her Footsteps: Worcester in the Struggle for Equality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century launching, with slide and lecture, at WPL followed by walk to former site of Brinley Hall, site of the first National Woman’s Rights Convention (340 Main St.) to dedicate plaque for Women’s History Heritage Trail 
  • What Happened to the Women’s Rights Movement after the Civil War lecture by Lisa Connelly Cook, WWHP co-founder 


  • Women’s Activism and Leadership, Yesterday and Today with panel of Worcester women at Worcester Public Library 
  • My Very Dear Friend: A Personal View of Abby Kelley Foster with songs and readings at Salisbury Mansion. Co-sponsor: WHM 
  • Along the Blackstone, Episode #57: Journey to Freedom – The Development of the Woman’s Political Voice videoed at Mechanics Hall with WWHP members participating. Ranger Chuck Arn-ing of Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor 
  • Nothing can be Considered Done: Abby Kelley Foster and the Struggle for Social Justice at Emmanuel Baptist Church 


  • Yours for Humanity–Abby premiere of one-woman play written by Carolyn Howe and Karen Board Moran. Lynne McKenney Lydick, actress, at WPL 
  • Tea with a Twist at Salisbury Mansion. Co-sponsor WHM 
  • A Woman's View of Providence - A Walking Tour of Downtown Providence, Where the History of Enter-prising Providence Women was Made and Highlighting the Contributions of Worcester Women - tour guides from RI Historical Society 
  • Diagnoses across the Decades: An Historical Perspective on Women and Medicine co-sponsored by WWHP, Briarwood CCRC, and UMMS Women’s Faculty Committee at Briarwood Re-tirement Community answering the question: How has women’s health care changed since the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in 1850? 


  • Expressions in Art: Women at the Worcester Art Museum on women founders, donors and staff of WAM 
  • Women in Print: Worcester County Authors –Authors reading from their own works: Elizabeth Boosahda, Rachel Kenary Egan, Sou MacMillan, Olive Higgins Prouty by Rosamond L. Bennett, Dianne Williamson held at WHM, co-sponsor 
  • Votes for Women! Yes or No? A 1915 Debate co-sponsored with League of Women Voters, Worcester Chapter, at WPL 
  • HerStory: Bloody Feet, Boardrooms & Beyond – 10th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration on Oct. 18 at Union Blues, Union Station 
  • Worcester Women’s Oral History Project launched at Tenth Anniversary celebration 


is at

Published Date: 
February 12, 2015