Born in 1861, Amelia was the first woman elected (in 1915) to the Rochester School Board, and she was a supporter of the Women’s Suffrage Amendment. The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in Minnesota in June of 1919.
Our guest speakers, Judy Hickey and Virginia Wright-Peterson, will share more about the effort to recognize this woman of historic importance by erecting a statue in Rochester. Statues For Equality is an international effort by sculpture artists Gillie and Marc to increase the representation of women in statuary throughout the world.
Judy Hickey is executive director for the Greater Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust. Virginia Wright-Peterson is a local author and will provide historical research for the project. Together they will offer a fascinating look into our local history, the life of Amelia Witherstine, and why it’s important to finally honor women in this public way. There will be time for questions.
Please join us. Enjoy a holiday baked goods and coffee, socialize with fellow League members and supporters, and get to know Amelia Witherstine and the Statues for Equality project.
This event is free and open to the public with no registration required. Bring your friends! We hope you can join us!!
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Past President - Jane Callahan
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