Pioneer Women: Scandalous Fashion

BloomersIn the early 1850s Amelia Jenks Bloomer introduced trousers to women, garnering much ridicule and limited acceptance. The design wasn’t hers. Amelia was an early campaigner for women’s rights and the temperance movement, founding a temperance newspaper named The Lily in 1849. In addition to temperance Continue reading Pioneer Women: Scandalous Fashion

Women’s History Month Remembers Julia Morgan

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Best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Julia Morgan designed more than 700 buildings, mostly in the San Francisco area, after becoming the first female licensed architect in California in 1904. The second of her parents’ Continue reading Women’s History Month Remembers Julia Morgan

Women’s History Month Remembers Sister Mary Baptist Russell

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Only twenty-five and a nun for a mere six years, Sister Mary Baptist Russell was chosen as Superior when a group of eight Sisters of Mercy from the Kinsale Convent in Ireland accepted a plea from the newly created Continue reading Women’s History Month Remembers Sister Mary Baptist Russell

Women’s History Month Remembers Eliza Farnham

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Eliza Farnham was just 28 when she was appointed Women’s Warden of New York’s infamous Sing Sing prison in 1844, a post she was sacked from within four years because of her passionate prison reform views. In the Continue reading Women’s History Month Remembers Eliza Farnham