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Special Ceremony to Honor Unsung Heroines

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Frontenac Historical Society & Museum will be sponsoring a special ceremony to honor local unsung heroines, the Women of the American Legion Auxiliary and Chris Cummings Shattuck, on March 24th at 3pm at the museum, 178 Cayuga St. Union Springs. Cayuga County Historian Ruth Bradley will present Grangers, Gardeners, and Grassroots' Grandmas: Unsung Women Heroines. Much history is focused on the actions of great men or great women - people who made big splashes and whose legacies are cherished throughout generations. But it is also small actions that sustain and improve society, and none more so than the efforts of women in close-knit small town and farming communities. This talk will highlight some of these unsung heroines and the institutions - such as The Grange - that embody the best of collective activism.

The museum will unveil its newly created exhibit Forgotten Women's History which is the story of the suffrage movement from the perspective of the women who were actively involved in the movement as well as other important political issues of the times. Like the women being honored at this event, their names were not recorded in history books yet they demonstrate the power, initiative and influence of ordinary women living in a small town who had their say on important national issues despite their inability to vote.

This event is open and free to all.


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