Categories
History inventors Travel

8 Women-Centered Travel Sites

1. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park Richmond, California Educational and interactive exhibits of Rosie the Riveter and World War II. Official Website 2. Jane Addams Hull House Museum Chicago, Illinois Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. […]

Categories
Clothes Culture History inventors Podcasts Your Gal Friday

Coco Chanel – Your Gal Friday

Her name has graced perfume, clothing, and handbags since the 1920’s. She freed women from the constraints of the corset and popularized a sporty and casual elegance. Because of her, most women have in their closet a little black dress. She is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most […]

Categories
Art Culture History Movies Outreach

Wonder Woman 101

Video of this presentation: Wonder Woman’s Creation This year marks the 76th anniversary since Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8. Seven months later she got her own comic. She was created by the American psychologist and writer William Marston (who wrote under the Pen Name Charles Marston), with his wife Elizabeth Marston […]

Categories
History inventors Movies Podcasts Science STEM Your Gal Friday

Hedy Lamarr – Your Gal Friday

On this week’s episode we are talking about a gal who was promoted by Louis B. Mayer as “the world’s most beautiful woman.” Her patent, with George Antheil, is the blueprint for a technology we all use today.  It’s called Frequency Hopping and it’s used in cell phones, blue tooth and in wifi. Click here for the […]

Categories
Art Author History inventors Movies Podcasts Your Gal Friday

Alice Guy-Blaché – Your Gal Friday

Here is a gal who created the framework that would make movies last over 100 years. Her innovations include: being the first to tell a story on film, first to use sound, first to feature inter-racial casts, creation the music video, developing a “natural” acting style, and was the first female to run a movie […]

Categories
Black History History Personal Stories Suffrage Travel

Harriet Tubman – a Travel Story

Day two of our travels. So far we’ve visited Susan B. Anthony’s & Frederick Douglass’ grave in Rochester, NY (link to travel story) The Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY (link to travel story) At the Women’s Rights Museum our fantastic Park Ranger told us that the Harriet Tubman House wasn’t far […]

Categories
History Personal Stories Politics Suffrage Travel

Women’s Rights Museum – a travel story

Having spent the morning at Mount Hope Cemetery visiting the grave of Susan B. Anthony, my husband and two girls continued our cold and damp selves to the destination I was most excited about. In fact, we completely reworked our trip because our first plans had us in town when the museum was closed. I […]

Categories
History Personal Stories Suffrage Travel

Susan B Anthony – A Travel Story

8am in Rochester, NY and the weather is having a hard time deciding between rain and snow. It’s the second day of multiple car stops along our Indiana to Rhode Island spring break journey. Along with me are my husband Josh, and my two girls age 9 and 14. Being nearly rained out by the […]