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Book Discussion: “Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography”

July 22nd, 2015

Book Discussion: “Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography”

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 3:00 PM

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub

2300 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA

 

Our August book discussion will be on Jean Harvey Baker’s seminal biography, ‘Mary Todd Lincoln’. We will meet at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub in Alexandria, VA.

 

Amazon’s description:

“This definitive biography of Mary Todd Lincoln beautifully conveys her tumultuous life and times. A privileged daughter of the proud clan that founded Lexington, Kentucky, Mary fell into a stormy romance with the raw Illinois attorney Abraham Lincoln. For twenty-five years the Lincolns forged opposing temperaments into a tolerant, loving marriage. Even as the nation suffered secession and civil war, Mary experienced the tragedies of losing three of her four children and then her husband. An insanity trial orchestrated by her surviving son led to her confinement in an asylum. Mary Todd Lincoln is still often portrayed in one dimension, as the stereotype of the best-hated faults of all women. Here her life is restored for us whole.”

 

Coming? RSVP to: http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/nwhm-book-club-mary-todd-lincoln/

Movie Night: Selma

July 22nd, 2015

Movie Night: Selma

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 6:00 p.m. EST

Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307

 

NWHM will host a viewing of the Oscar-nominated movie Selma, followed by a brief discussion. Afterwards, we’ll talk about women’s roles in the Civil Rights Movement as well as how they are remembered in popular history.  The event will be held at the Martha Washington Library in Alexandria, VA in the large meeting room. Popcorn and drinks will be included!

 

Synopsis:  Selma chronicles Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

 

Coming? RSVP to: http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/movie-night-selma/

June and July Events

June 2nd, 2015
  1. “Find the Women” Scavenger Hunt at the National Air and Space Museum
    When: Saturday, June 6th, at 10am
    Where: National Air and Space Museum, in front of the Golden Age of Flight exhibit room on the first floor.
    What: NWHM will host a scavenger hunt at the National Air and Space Museum where participants will be given clues and a guide to find the places in the museum where women and their contributions are mentioned. The scavenger hunt will be followed by a discussion in the museum’s food court. We will be meeting at 10am in front of the Golden Age of Flight exhibit room on the first floor.
    http://www.meetup.com/NWHM-Women-s-History-Group/
  2. Google Art Talk on “Women & STEM Education: Conduit to Opportunity”
    When: June 10, 12pm EST
    Where: Online https://plus.google.com/events/c04br76p6t0h0s1mue7851ijsj0
    What: Today’s trending conversations around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math include the need for better STEM education and the benefits of STEM careers. The problem of women being under represented in STEM fields yet desperately needed is often singled out. Girls’ routes to STEM careers begin in the educational pipeline. Join while we explore the problem of women & STEM education, the history of women’s K-college formal education that influenced career opportunities, and the solutions underway in both formal and informal education settings today.Our Panelists:
    Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
    Dr. Linda Eisenmann, Ed.D., Provost, Professor Education and History, Wheaton College
    Wendy Hancock, Manager, Professional Development and Exhibition Services, Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)

    Moderated by: Sydnee Winston, Project Coordinator, National Women’s History Museum

  3. Book Discussion: “Hedy’s Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World”
    When: Monday, June 22nd at 6:30pm
    Where: St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
    What: For June’s book discussion we will look at Richard Rhodes 2011 biography of Hedy Lamarr: “Hedy’s Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.”
    http://www.meetup.com/NWHM-Women-s-History-Group/
  4. HBO’s ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ Viewing & Discussion
    When: Thursday, July 9th at 6pm
    Where: Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA, 22307
    What: NWHM will be hosting a viewing of HBO’s film on the Suffrage Movement, “Iron Jawed Angels,” followed by a brief discussion. The event will be held at the Martha Washington Library in Alexandria. Popcorn and drinks will be included! We’ll be in the library’s large meeting room, but if you can’t find us, just ask the workers at the information desk where the NWHM movie viewing is taking place.
    http://www.meetup.com/NWHM-Women-s-History-Group/