February 28, 2021

Women Who Dared

Where: Zoom

When: Tuesday, March 23 at 10:00am

Historical Impersonator Jessica Michna

Visit the Library website to register for the Zoom program.

Cristabel and Emmeline Pankhurst, Susan B. Anthony, Emma Davisson, Elisabeth Cady Stanton; some names you may recognize, others you may not.

In this program, Jessica Michna appears as …HERSELF! You will learn of these and other women (and men) who championed the cause of women’s suffrage in this country and overseas in the late 19th and early 20th century. You will learn of the protests, jailings, victories, and defeats culminating with the signature of President Woodrow Wilson that would forever give women the right to vote.

Co-hosted via Zoom by DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, DeForest Area Historical Society, and DeForest Area Public Library.

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November 22, 2020

Helen Keller: A Life Nearly Lost

Where: Zoom

When: Tuesday, November 24 at 10:00am

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Visit the Library website to register for the Zoom program.

Meet one of America’s most inspirational women, Helen Keller, as portrayed by Jessica Michna. Helen Keller, the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, was also a world-famous speaker and author who met every U.S. President from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon Johnson. You are invited to participate via Zoom. Visit the websites of the Center or the Library to register.

(Note: due to unforeseen circumstances, the originally scheduled program, Mittens on the Tree, will not be presented. This will be a video recording.)

This program is co-sponsored by the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, DeForest Area Historical Society and DeForest Area Public Library.

 

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October 29, 2020

The Roaring Twenties: A Decade of Unique Women’s Fashions.

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For a limited time in the Historical Society Gallery there is a display of dresses, hats, and popular music from the Roaring Twenties.

The items are from the Society’s Collection.

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