- Alisha Barnes
Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions of women who changed the world. From the settlement of the new world to espionage during wartime, women have impacted the course of history. During March, set aside time to highlight the accomplishments of women throughout American history. The library has events and resources to help you to learn more.
Women's Roles in the Conquest of the Americas, Howell Branch, Wednesday, March 14, 7:00-8:30
Follow the journey of 1,900 peasants recruited by the Spanish Crown in the late 1700s to colonize Patagonia. Dr. Allyson Poska, author of Gendered Crossings: Spanish Settlement and the Conquest of the Americas, brings to life these peasants' gendered experiences and their effects on the Spanish Empire.
Women of the OSS: Roles, Weapons, and Accomplishments, Porter Branch, Thursday, March 15, 7:00-8:00
Sabotage, seduction, and secret pockets—just a few of the tough yet tender ways women approach espionage. Ellen Butler, the author of The Brass Compass, provides a lively presentation about the lady spies of the Office of Strategic Services. Q & A and book signing to follow.