The Funhouse and the Orcas Island Historical Museum, two of Orcas Island’s leading educational non-profit organizations, are again collaborating this year to benefit our islands’ intellectual climate. In honor of Women’s History Month, they are pleased to present the following prominent women speakers:
Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m., Dr. Angela Close will discuss “Things They Never Told You About Prehistoric Women.”
Friday, March 14, 3:30 p.m., Dr. Julie Stein will present “One Woman’s Journey to Becoming an Archaeologist.”
Tuesday, March 25, 3:30 p.m., Valerie Anders will speak on “Adventures of an Astronaut’s Wife — and 40 Years Beyond.”
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, these presentations are free and open to the public.
All talks will be held in the Madrona Room at the Orcas Center. Visit www.thefunhouse.org and www.orcasmuseum.org for more information.
The National Women’s History Project stated: “(Celebrating Women’s History Month) encourages discovering stories about our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers to help us better understand their lives, the challenges they faced, and ultimately, ourselves and our own times. Recognizing the dignity and accomplishments of women in our own families and those from other backgrounds leads to higher self-esteem among girls and greater respect among boys and men. The results can be remarkable, from greater achievements by girls in school to less violence against women, and more stable and cooperative communities.”