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*Monday, February 10, 2020; 6:30 p.m.: Come hear the stories of Ohio's Underground Railroad when the Elyria Arts Council, 336 Broad St. in Elyria presents NEXT STOP, FREEDOM! Ohio was a hotbed of activity on the Underground Railroad and Elyria was a part of it! Find out more about this program which is FREE and open to the public by contacting the Council at 440-328-3025.


*Wednesday, March 4, 2020; 12:00 p.m.:Find out about the first woman to run for president in 1872 when First Church Women at First Congregational UCC at 330 Second St. in Elyria presents MADAM PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL. Victoria was also the first woman to speak before Congress (1871) and she and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, owned their own newspaper and were the first female stockbrokers on Wall Street! Hear her remarkable story and enjoy a lunch before the presentation. Call the church at 440-323-5454 Ext 13 for reservations. Be sure to specify your request for the March 4th luncheon. Tickets are $6.00 and payable at the door and reservations are required by February 28, 2020.

*Tuesday, March 10, 2020; 6:00 p.m.:Find out about the first woman to run for president in 1872 when we present MADAM PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL at the Elyria Public Library West River Library, 1194 W. River Road North, Elyria, Ohio. Victoria ran on a platform of suffrage for (including women!), an 8-hour workday, minority representation in Congress and public housing for the poor! Radical ideas in the 1870s! This reader's theatre storytelling program is FREE and open to the public. For more information contact the library at 440 -324-2270.


*Tuesday, March 17, 2020: MADAM PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL and TRAIL MAGIC: THE GRANDMA GATEWOOD STORY will be presented by Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Find out about our first female presidential candidate at 11 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union, 417 Beacon Heights when the reader's theatre Big Book program about Victoria Woodhull is presented. At 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 of Belk Library And Information Commons you can hear the story of historic hiker, Emma Gatewood. The presentations are FREE and open to the public. For more information, call Beth at the university at 828-262-2442.

*Friday, March 27, 2020; 3:00 p.m.: FEISTY FEMALES FROM OHIO will be shown at Ohio University Lancaster in Brasee Hall, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130. Hear the stories of some gutsy gals who did things their own way. The presentation is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Pamela Kayolor at the university at (614)-736-6545.

*Thursday, April 2, 2020; 6:30 p.m.:Find out about the first woman to run for president when Kent State Tuscarwas presents MADAM PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Hear the remarkable story of this suffrage soldier from Homer, Ohio who fought for women's rights AND lived long enough to see the 19th Ammendment to the constitution become a reality! The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information call cherie at 330-308-7456 or email her at cbronkar(at)kent.edu or Suzie at suziewarner(at)yahoo.com

*Monday, April 13, 2020; 1:00 p.m.:Find out about the first woman to run for president in 1872 when Heritage Avon Lake presents MADAM PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL at the Avon Lake Library at 32679 Electric Blvd. in Avon Lake, Ohio. Victoria ran on a platform of suffrage for (including women!), an 8-hour workday, minority representation in Congress and public housing for the poor! Radical ideas in the 1870s! For more information email the Society.

*Tuesday, April 21, 2020; 10:00 a.m.:Hear the stories of some REMARKABLE OHIOANS when the Elyria Men's Fellowship hosts this storytelling program at the Moose Hall, 555 Ternes Ln. in Elyia. The event is open to the public and ticekts are $1.00/person.

*Thursday, June 4, 2020; 1:30 p.m.:Find out about the first woman to run for president when the Falls Travel Club presents MADAM PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Hear the remarkable story of this suffrage soldier from Homer, Ohio who fought for women's rights AND lived long enough to see the 19th Ammendment to the constitution become a reality! The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information contact Roberta at (614) 425-3332.

*Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 6:30 a.m.:Find out about the first woman to solo-thru hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail in 1955 at the age of 67 when Rocky River Library, 11600 Hampton Rd., Rocky River, Ohio, presentes TRAIL MAGIC: THE GRANDMA GATEWOOD STORY. This Emmy-nominated documentary about Ohioan Emma Gatewood and her extraordinary accomplishments recently took home the prize for "Best Local Documentary" at the Chagrin Film Festival. There will be a Q & A after the screening. The program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 440-333-7610.

*Saturday, September 19, 2020; 11:00 a.m.:Find out about the first woman to run for president when The Lorain Historical Society presents MADAM PRESIDENT: THE STORY OF VICTORIA WOODHULL at 329 W. 10th St. in Lorain, Ohio. Hear the remarkable story of this suffrage soldier from Homer, Ohio who fought for women's rights AND lived long enough to see the 19th Ammendment to the constitution become a reality! The program is open to the public. Tickets are $5.00/per person. For more information, contact the historical society at (440) 245-2563.

*Monday, October 19, 2020: Residents at Menorah Park will hear get in the spirit with a presentation of OHIO GHOST STORIES.


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