National Women's Hall of Fame

National Women’s Hall of Fame

National Women’s Hall of Fame

Formed on February 20, 1969

Happy Anniversary


It’s never too late to learn something new. Today we will start with a matching quiz. In the left column are the names of five outstanding women who are in the 2017 class of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. In the right column are brief descriptions of their specific accomplishments, but the rows do not match.


Try to match the name with the correct accomplishment? I will show the answers at the end.


 

Temple Grandid

served for over 31 years in the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant General and achieving many firsts, including first woman Marine three-star general, first woman to be qualified as Command Center Crew Commander / Space Commander at US Space Command, and first woman of general/flag rank to command a major deployable tactical command 

Lorraine Hansberry

 called the “Mother of American Food,” Ms. Waters has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades, and is credited with popularizing the organic food movement.  In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school.

Victoria Jackson

animal sciences innovator and champion of farm animal welfare whose masterly designs for livestock handling systems transformed the industry and are used worldwide today.

Carol A. Mutter

 first African American woman to have a show produced on Broadway, the first black playwright and the youngest American to receive, in 1959, the prestigious New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, and the first African American to win the distinguished Drama Desk 

Alice Waters

has helped create a global community of patients, advocates, and healthcare stakeholders, with significant positive impact on the treatment of autoimmune and related diseases. 

National Women’s Hall of Fame


National Women's Hall of Fame
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott

A group of men and women founded the National Women’s Hall of Fame on  February 20, 1969 in Seneca Falls, New York. where Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, two renowned leaders of the US suffragette movement, organized the first Women’s Right Convention at Seneca Falls in 1848.


National Women's Hall of Fame


National Women’s Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame’s mission is, “Showcasing great women…Inspiring all!”


National Women's Hall of Fame
The Helen Mosher Barben Building in the Historic District of Seneca Falls, New York.


According to its site, “In 1969, the women and men of Seneca Falls created the National Women’s Hall of Fame, believing that the contributions of American women deserved a permanent home in the small village where the fight for women’s rights began. The Hall is currently housed in the Helen Mosher Barben Building, in the heart of the downtown Historic District.


The National Women’s Hall of Fame is the nation’s oldest membership organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of great American women. This esteemed group grows with each Induction Ceremony and as women continue to influence and shape the arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science.”


National Women’s Hall of Fame
And the correct matches are
Temple Grandid animal sciences innovator and champion of farm animal welfare whose masterly designs for livestock handling systems transformed the industry and are used worldwide today.

Lorraine Hansberry

first African American woman to have a show produced on Broadway, the first black playwright and the youngest American to receive, in 1959, the prestigious New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, and the first African American to win the distinguished Drama Desk 

Victoria Jackson

has helped create a global community of patients, advocates, and healthcare stakeholders, with significant positive impact on the treatment of autoimmune and related diseases. 

Carol A. Mutter

 served for over 31 years in the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant General and achieving many firsts, including first woman Marine three-star general, first woman to be qualified as Command Center Crew Commander / Space Commander at US Space Command, and first woman of general/flag rank to command a major deployable tactical command 

Alice Waters

 called the “Mother of American Food,” Ms. Waters has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades, and is credited with popularizing the organic food movement.  In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school.

Here is an informative 2-minute introduction about the Hall by a few of the women who are members, watch the following:



National Women’s Hall of Fame

Future home

National Women's Hall of Fame


The Seneca Knitting Mill will someday be the new home of the  Hall.  Organizers hope to have the renovations far enough along by 2018 to open the first floor. (article)


National Women’s Hall of Fame
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