WSCHS Quarterly Meeting – November 4th
The West County Museum Presents
“Suffragists, Theater and Tea”
Mary Dodgion, your local Suffrage host has prepared an excerpt of the Women’s Suffrage Movement that will peak your interest. At the November 4th WSCHS quarterly meeting a presentation prepared especially for this group, you will experience a brief review of the founding suffragists and the methods used to advocate for suffrage (the right of women to vote) and a reading of a one act play, The Parrot Cage, originally written by Mary Shaw which has been adapted by Denise Eufusia and reflects on the hopes of some and the contradictory thoughts of others.
The Museum’s Suffrage Exhibit opens April 2nd with the grand opening April 4th. The exhibit will reflect a Suffrage campaign headquarters and suffragists will be on site. A large presence in the April 18th Apple Blossom Parade will be decked out in purple, yellow and white, the colors of the suffragist movement.
More help is needed, so please speak up at this quarterly meeting.
Western Sonoma County Historical Society
West County Museum Presents
“Extraordinary Local Women Exhibit”
The West County Museum presents a collaboration of Sonoma County Museums with a look at some of the extraordinary women who contributed to our local communities in various ways. Contributions from Bodega Bay, Cotati, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Guerneville, Sebastopol, and Windsor, with notable women from Santa Rosa, will fill our little showroom.
Come and learn about the first woman doctor in Sebastopol, first Apple Blossom Queen to win Miss Apple Queen USA, the first woman mayor, city planner, and Sebastopol Times editor. The first woman to vote in Sonoma County, the first Sonoma County council woman. Local historians, business woman and women in the military.
The exhibit opens December 5th and runs through March 15th. There will be a Grand Opening on December 7th at 1 p.m. with a number of distinguished guests including Lynda Hopkins along with highlighted individuals and family members of these women in the spotlight.