Women of Courage and Wisdom Lecture Series at The Hegeler Carus Mansion

Arts & Entertainment
The Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street, La Salle, IL
Heather Wallace
Mar 23, 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Women of Courage and Wisdom Lecture Series
Saturday, 23 March 2013
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
At the Hegeler Carus Mansion

1:00 pm Petticoats and Slide Rules- Dr. Christina Gould
Christina Gould is a Research Specialist at Morris Library’s Special Collections Research Center at SIU Carbondale, IL.

1:30 pm Amelia Earhart-Christy Myers
Christy Myers will present a lecture on Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and set many other records. Earhart wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and she was also an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

2:15 pm Radium Dial Girls-Madeline Piller
Madeline Piller won the National History Fair Award, fundraised for the Radium Dial Girls memorial and is currently a student at the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

3:00 pm Juliette Gordon Lowe: Girl Scouts Founder-Marcia Hulet
Marcia Hulet is a Membership Specialist for the Girls Scouts of Central Illinois and will present on Juliette Gordon Lowe, the Founder of Girl Scouts.

3:45 pm The Life of Mary Hegeler Carus-Josephine Cantrell
Mary Hegeler Carus was the oldest child of Edward and Camilla Hegeler, the first woman to graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in  Engineering,  a business leader,  and a philanthropist in the Illinois Valley and the world.


Buy tickets early and SAVE!
Pre-purchased Day-Passes: $10 for members, and $15 for non-members
Day Passes purchased at the Door: $20
Call (815) 244-5895

March is filled with "Women of Courage and Wisdom" events throughout the Illinois Valley to celebrate "Women's History Month." A traveling exhibit from Southern Illinois University, "Petticoats & Slide Rules," will be on display at the Mansion on Saturday, 23 March.