Spring Announcements

The Frances Perkins Center

The Frances Perkins Center is located in downtown Damariscotta, Maine, and has an exhibit open for visitors. 

Office & Exhibit: 170A Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543
Mail: PO Box 281, Newcastle, ME 04553
Call 207-563-3374, Email info@FrancesPerkinsCenter.org
Website: www.francesperkinscenter.org 

How National Women’s History Month came into being 

The public celebration of women's history in this country began in 1978 as "Women's History Week" in Sonoma County, California. The week including March 8, International Women’s Day, was se-lected. In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month. www.infoplease.com/spot/womensintro1.html

Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery by Dorothy Sterling—A review by Barbara Kohin may be read at http://www.wwhp.org/news-events/news-articles/2011/early-fighter-womens-... or find it by searching Barbara Kohin on the ABOUT page. WWHP has copies of the book for sale. 508-767-1852 


Life Leadership Service Awards were presented to WWHP members Heather-Lyn Haley and Sharon Smith-Viles by the Institute for Global Leadership on November 20, 2014. Life leaders are ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. They live in service to restore faith in humanity. 


PayPal is set up on our website on the membership page http://www.wwhp.org/support-wwhp — You may find it con-venient for renewing your membership or giving a gift membership. 


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Harriette L. Chandler 

Congratulations! WWHP member Harriette L. Chandler was re-elected as State Senator of the 1st Worcester District for her eighth term and also recently named Senate Majority Leader. See her oral history interview at www.wwhp.org. 

Thank you! to contributors and proofreaders for this newsletter: 

Ann Marie Shea, Dianne Bruce, Barbara Ingrassia, Mary Plummer, Margaret Watson, Susan Wobst, Kara Wilson Yuen, Maureen Ryan Doyle, Lynne McKenney Lydick 

Published Date: 
February 12, 2015