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Celebrate Women’s History Month Locally

Saturday, March 17rd from 2-3 at the John McIntire Library

“Women Immigrants: Stories of Survival Through Hardship” by Dr. Lorle Porter

The Zanesville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the MCLS have partnered to present this special Women’s History Month program featuring noted historian and professor emerita of Muskingum University, Dr. Lorle Porter. The author of numerous books including The Immigrant CocoonSt. Patrick’s People: Irish and English Catholics in Ohio, and A People Set Apart: The Scotch Irish in Ohio, Dr. Porter is a much sought after, dynamic speaker who will share stories of the region’s immigrant women.

“Understanding women’s history is integral to understanding the American experience. Although often underrepresented in recorded histories, women helped build the United States of America of today and women will help shape the United States of America of the future.

The Women’s History Resource Guides below cover women’s histories from the early days of the United States to the present, reflecting a wide range of content produced by the National Museum of American History. Presented in a variety of formats, the content referenced in the guides features women of achievement as well as ordinary women and their everyday lives.”

– Smithsonian, National Museum of American History