August 10, 2021

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World

Where: DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

When: Tuesday, September 28 at 10:00 am


Eleanor Roosevelt, as portrayed by Jessica Michna, shares with the audience her tragedies and triumphs. Born into the opulent wealth of America’s “Golden Age” she would grow from the shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman.

Annealed by personal tragedy, she would emerge as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman.

Eleanor has been characterized by many as our most respected First Lady. She is best summed up by President Harry S. Truman, who dubbed her “The First Lady of the World.”

Co-sponsored by the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, the DeForest Area Historical Society, and the DeForest Area Public Library.

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August 10, 2021

Summer 2021 News & Notes

DeForest Area Historical Society Summer 2021 News & Notes

Our Summer 2021 issue of News & Notes features:

  • A Message from our Historical Society’s President
  • Curator’s Corner
  • Information about Storing and Preserving Historic Materials
  • Artifacts from the Archives: Dining in Style 100 Years Ago
  • and more!
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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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