Orange Historical Society Presents Women of History “Leading Ladies”
Leading Ladies is an inventive and engaging event which focuses on four noted American Women who were all the “first” to do something: Dolly Madison tells her story of saving the Declaration of Independence during the War of 1812 and how she served as the “Hostess in the President’s House” for sixteen years; Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American Woman to become a doctor. She tells the story of her first day at medical school; Nellie Bly was the first under cover reporter. She tells of the story of how she spent ten days in Blackwell’s Island...New York’s notorious madhouse; Belva Lockwood, in 1884, was the first woman to run for President. Belva Lockwood also sings and talks about Eleanor Roosevelt, the remarkable American Woman who never wanted to be a president’s wife, but came to be known as “First Lady of the World.”
On April 22, 2023 the Orange Historical Society will once again hold its annual Taste of the Past fundraiser. As in the past, the event will serve homemade hearty soups, breads, desserts, coffee, tea and water. There will be a raffle and a presentation by Patty Carver.
Please join us on April 22nd for this exciting presentation from 1:00-3:30pm at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Orange Center Road. For reservations, please mail a check for $35/pp to: Orange Historical Society, P.O. Box 784, Orange, CT 06477-0784. Include your name, telephone number, email address and, if reserving for a group, the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for each member of your group.