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I’ve Heard of Her

January 16, 2020, February 20, 2020, March 19, 2020

12 p.m.

On the third Thursday of the month, bring a lunch and join museum staff in a discussion of the remarkable and often unknown parts of the lives and roles of women in history. This program is in conjunction with Suffrage 100. 

January 16: Rosa Parks – We all have heard about Rosa Park’s famous story of defiance on a bus one evening in 1955, but what events led up to her decision? Learn what affected her life, which major Civil Rights leaders called her a friend, and why her saying “no” on that bus may not have been her most courageous act (even though it made her the face of a protest movement).

February 20: Frida Kahlo – Using art as a mirror, Frida Kahlo’s canvas’s display pain, conflict and her passion for life. Although you may know some of her famous self-portraits, who was Frida, really? There is more to this Mexican artist than meets the eye. Note: Frida Kahlo’s Garden Exhibit is at the Kenosha Public Museum next door from the Civil War Museum, January 28 – March 16, 2020.

March 19: Queen Liliuokalani – Queen Liliuokalani was the last monarch of Hawaii; however, she was in exile for most of her reign. Learn about her life on the islands before she became Queen, how she wrote “Aloha Oe,” and why sugar and a U.S. backed coup led to her nation becoming a U.S. territory.