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Minnesota Rural Women’s Clubs with Kate Thomas

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

This event was originally schedule for Tuesday, May 21, 2024. It has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, November 6 at 7pm. 

Immerse yourself in the ideas, concerns, and activities of rural women’s clubs in Minnesota from 1920-1990s.  Learn about the crucial importance of gender history to civic engagement in these rural areas. Understand how rural women’s clubs provided opportunities for women working in the home and on the farm to gain leadership skills and assert their voices publicly at a time when they were often passed over for higher-level government positions or political office.

Kate Thomas is a historian, Ph.D. UMN 2005, who taught all levels of U.S. History as well as  the history of Women and War and Mixed-Heritage History at the University of Wisconsin – Stout for fifteen years.  In addition to teaching and research, she also chaired the campus Inclusive Excellence and  Women and Gender Studies committees. In 2011 she had the honor of being chosen by Norton Publishers to create five Google Earth history tours using primary documents to guide students through hundreds of years of inclusive history across North America.  She currently resides in Afton where she works on history projects as an independent scholar.  She loves history! 

In-person attendees:
1862 Greeley Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082

Virtual attendees:
Link to WCHS YouTube page


November 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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Washington County Heritage Center
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Washington County Heritage Center
1862 South Greeley St
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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