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The Living History Program is sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and is currently in its seventeenth year. Each year the Living History Program recruits students to portray women in history at local elementary schools during Women's History and Awareness Month in March. Students are asked to research a woman of their choice, develop a 10-minute monologue, and help devise a costume. They may earn one credit hour if they choose but many students participate just for the experience.
Living History 2012 presenters - Amy Wywialowski(Alice Paul), Melanie Mills (Co-Coordinator of Living History), Stephanie Templin(Amelia Earhart), and Holly LeMier(Jackie Kennedy Onassis) Not pictured: Mildred Pearson(Co-Coordinator of Living History) and Andrea Morgan(Annie Oakley)
Past presentations have included Hattie McDaniel, Princess Diana, Lucille Ball, Amelia Earhart, Queen Victoria, Katharine Hepburn, Louise Brown, Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King, Mary, Queen of Scots, Julia Child, Alice Paul, Joan of Arc, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Jane Austen, Carmen de Burgos, Sandra Day O'Connor, Beatrix Potter, Mary Rose Tudor, Sacajawea, Queen Noor, Juliette Gordon Low, Betsy Ross, Louisa May Alcott, Francesca Caccini, Babe Didrikson, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jane Addams, Emily Dickinson, and Bernadette Maginn Zuber (portrayed by her granddaughter Amanda Zuber), Frida Kahlo, Catherine the Great, Louise Nevelson, Mary Rowlandson, Flossie Wong-Staal, Victoria Woodhull, Myra Bradwell, Lady Jane Grey, Madame C.J. Walker, Jacqueline Cochran, Margaret Wise Brown, Elizabeth I, Nellie Bly, Billie Jean King, Abigail Adams, Molly Brown, Jenny Scott and Kitty O'Neil.
For more information about how to take part in the Living History Program please contact:Jeannie Ludlow, Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 581-6970
Melanie Mills, Co-Coordinator of Living History Program at email@example.com or 581-3819
Mildred Pearson, Co-Coordinator of the Living History Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 581-7051.
Abby Petroskey(Lucille Ball), Dominique Jones(Coretta Scott King), Amy Wywialowski(Louisa May Alcott), Rebecca Little Wolf Franz(Sacagawea), Samantha Sauer(Katharine Hepburn), Ashley Renee Byrd(Hattie McDaniel)