Museum celebrates Women’s History

In honor of Women’s History Month, “It’s A Women’s World!” is the theme for the Ethnic Heritage Museum during March.

Each gallery of the museum, 1129 S. Main St., will display and highlight a local woman who has served the community.

Schedule of events is as follows:

March 4, Italian Gallery: Attorney Barbara Giorgi Vella will have her bio and awards with her as she entertains questions and offers information about her “responsibilities” and experiences in the field of law. This month is also Women’s History Month in Italy, where the tradition is to honor women with a bouqet of mimosa flowers.

March 11, Irish Gallery: Catherine Myers Phelps, Rose Duguid-Castello and the late Isabel Culhane—some of the original founders of the Ethnic Heritage Museum—will be honored. Phelps and Duguid-Castello will be present to share with the public information about the Museum’s early days. Irish entertainment will be provided.

March 18, Hispanic Gallery: A display about Sylvia Landreth, and her story of being born in Texas with parents from Mexico, will be showcased.

March 24, Lithuanian Gallery: Anna Keraminas will represent the Lithuanian culture of the “Old World” and share her adventures in her flight from communism to the “Golden Land of Freedom—America.”

The Museum is open Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children younger than 11.

Info: 815-962-7402.

From the Feb. 28-March 6, 2007, issue

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