Thursday, March 1, 2012

March is National Women's History Month

Stemming from the first International Woman's Day of March 8, 1911, the idea for the recognition of women on a national level has been around for one hundred years. I actually own a "Happy Woman's Day" greeting card that I purchased on Etsy.com a few years ago. When I locate it I will post it here. Until then I found another image from 1914 that might interest you.

1914 International Woman's Day

Also, check out the blog for the National Women's History Museum (& consider becoming a member, I am!). http://www.nwhm.org/blog/its-womens-history-month/

Also, the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County is hosting an event next Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Gideon Putnam Hotel. It is a breakfast buffet and performance entitled Mother Jones: A Dangerous Woman. http://www.lwvsaratoga.org/

Mary Harris was born in 1837 in Cork, Ireland and immigrated to Canada around 1851. She married union organizer George E. Jones 10 years later & set up a dressmaking business in Memphis, TN. After her husband & children died of yellow fever, she moved to Chicago & set up another dressmaking business, only to loose it in the Great Chicago Fire. By the 1880s she was linked to the labor movement, but was NOT a suffragist saying "You don't need the vote to raise hell!" Mother Jones died in 1930.*

Mother Jones 1902^


Happy National Women's History Month!


P.S. Don't forget to visit St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Hill St in the village of Greenwich this Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a "Vendor Blender" craft fair. My mom will be there with quilts (& some of my embroidery) to sell!

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Harris_Jones
^ LC-USZ62-7678

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