Last week was the 2015 AASLH Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. More importantly, it was the debut of the new Women’s History Affinity Group (WHAG)! We’ve been hard at work all year to ensure women’s history was well represented at the conference, and special thanks to my co-chair Page Harrington, Executive Director of Sewall-Belmont House & Museum.
To test out Louisville and how much women’s history we could find, we did a #WmnHistHunt on twitter during an evening event and a walking tour. Granted, the walking tour was about Suffrage so the decks were already stacked there. Nevertheless, when you’ve got our eyes open, you can find women’s history all around you.
Please give a follow to all the women and their institutions that participated: Page Harrington, Jennifer Krafchik, Megan Byrnes, Lori Obsorne, , , , , , .
Some of the highlights
Page Harrington, executive director of Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, and Lori Osborn, Director of the Evanston Women’s History Project, found a Prohibition Horse on the sidewalk with a whole bunch of women drinking.
And a detail of the Prohibition Horse and a bunch of women throwing back.
Found the amazing story of Maggie Bailey, “Queen of the Mountain Bootleggers.” Left to right: Page Harrington of Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, “Maggie Bailey,” Rebecca Price of Chick History, Jennifer Krafchik of Sewall-Belmont House & Museum.
Megan Brynes, museum educator, found this fierce mother and her family making their way out West.
One of our favorites, and loving that it was at the Sons of the American Revolution research library.
That’s me, Rebecca Price of Chick History, in the bottom right corner with Page Harrington and Jennifer Krafchik of Sewall-Belmont House & Museum at the Slugger Museum with an amazing volunteer. She told us a great story of a woman pitcher from the 1950s who said she hated those skirts they had to wear, and she was still picking gravel out of her butt.
Sometimes the obvious bares repeating.
And you can even find yourself! Deborah L. Hughes, President/CEO of the Susan B. Anthony House & Museum found….Susan B. Anthony.