WWHP Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester 

5:30 p.m. 

Hear a review of what we have been doing for the past year and help plan for the future.  Elect new Officers, Steering Committee members and Nominating Committee members.  Remember Charter member Betty Hoskins.   

6:30 p.m.            

Presentation to Linda Cavaioli

of first Women Making History Award

Bonnie Hurd Smith lecture and booksigning 

“Give the help of your best thought to separate the light from the darkness”: An appreciation of Women’s History and Worcester  

As women organized for change nation-wide on such issues as suffrage, abolition, marriage and property rights, equal education, employment opportunities, and social services, what role did Worcester women play? What role did Worcester itself play? On the 20th Anniversary of the 

Worcester Women’s History Project, join author Bonnie Hurd Smith for a look at our local and national story. Bonnie Hurd Smith writes and speaks about women’s history in Massachusetts and the nation and leads Unitarian Universalist services on the subject.  She has created women's history trails in Boston and Salem, and bicentennial exhibits on Margaret Fuller and Elizabeth Peabody. Bonnie is recognized by Oxford University Press as the leading scholar on the eighteenth-century essayist and women’s rights champion Judith Sargent Murray of Gloucester. She has served as the board president of the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester (Judith Sargent Murray’s home), as executive director of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail, and executive director of the Ipswich Historical Society. Bonnie holds two degrees from Simmons College in Boston and currently manages two companies: Hurd Smith Communications (publishing) and History Smiths (writing and promotion). Bonnie is the author of several women’s history books, including her most recent title, We Believe in You: 12 Stories of Courage, Action and Faith from Massachusetts Women’s History. She resides in Salem, Massachusetts.  

(Title quote is from Paulina Wright Davis’s Call to the Convention of 1850.)

Published Date: 
September 22, 2015