In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, Wethersfield Historical Society announces a planned exhibit detailing the lives and significant contributions made by women with ties to Wethersfield throughout its long and storied 400 years of history. There is not an era of our history, “auncient” or modern, or an arena of endeavor that has not been profoundly impacted by the lives and actions of women.
The exhibit will feature modern and historic women, From the first settlers to the “onion maidens,” women entrepreneurs, social reformers, historic preservationists, educators and elected officials, Wethersfield has a great deal to be proud of. Women of note include Mary Goodrich Jenson, the first CT woman to obtain her pilot’s license, Dr. Jane Robbins, a doctor who worked with struggling Italian settlements in NYC, and Sarah Elizabeth Wood, an educator and member of the Hartford chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., a driving force in the Greater Hartford area with a purpose to provide services and programs that enlighten, engage and educate the community on social issues that have a direct impact on the African American community.
WHS is looking for nominations of Wethersfield women of any era who would be good candidates to feature in this exhibit and either the loan or donation of supporting artifacts for display. You can submit nominations and supporting text and photographs in the web form below. If you have artifacts or any additional questions, you can email curator Kristina Oschmann or call the WHS offices at (860) 529-7656.