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June 22, 2022

Title IX at 50

“Title IX has done more for women than anything since the 19th Amendment…I thought from the very beginning the most valuable results of Title IX would come through academic equality, only a small part of the student body has a chance to play athletics.”               Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh (1)  The enactment of Title […]

March 18, 2022

From Pickles to Planes: Women Lead Glider Production for Heinz During WWII

They came from all walks of life. Margaret Evans was an artist’s model from Greentree. Mrs. Grace Winters was a widow with three small children. Mrs. Louise Hamilton came from a farm in Moon Run, accompanied by her daughter Louise. Olga Radosevich yearned to join her sister Sophie in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, but […]

March 16, 2022

The McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores: Remembering a Connection Between Mother and Daughters

Local businesses become part of the fabric of a community, especially those related to food and groceries. Customers sample new products, exchange recipes, and pick up ingredients needed for cherished family traditions, year after year. Such places aren’t just part of the community, they create their own community. The History Center has long been interested […]