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Women Making Change Schedule of Activities for the Week

(Subject to Update and Change)
Week Schedule at A Glance updated 7-26

SUNDAY

MONDAY
7:50 am & 8:15 am
Pick up/Transport to Wistariahurst
(free, optional)

TUESDAY
7:50 am & 8:15 am
Pick up/Transport to Wistariahurst
(free, optional)

WEDNESDAY
7:50 am & 8:15 am
Pick up/Transport to Wistariahurst
(free, optional)

THURSDAY
7:50 am & 8:15 am
Pick up/transport to Wistariahurst
(free, optional)

FRIDAY
7:50 am & 8:15 am
Pick up/Transport to Wistariahurst
(free, optional)

 

 

All Day
Participants
Arrive at

8:30 – 10:15 am
Lecture:
Her-Story vs. Their Many Stories: Thinking about Women’s History during the Progressive Era
(Jennifer Hall-Witt)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

8:30 – 10:30 am
Lecture:

Introduction to Archival Research
(Penni Martorell)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm
 

Activity:
How to Read an Artifact
(Penni Martorell)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

8:30 – 10 am
Lecture:

E. Towne’s Time Capsule
(Penni Martorell)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

Activity:
Create an Exhibit
(Penni Martorell)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

8:30 – 10:15 am
Lecture:
Mill Conditions and Union Organizers

(Dr. Mara Dodge)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

8:30 – 10:00 am
Open Work Session
Wistariahurst
CH Archive

 

9:30 – 10:00 am
Open Work Session
Holyoke Public Lib. (8ppl)

Homewood Suites
Holyoke.

10:15  – 10:30 am
BREAK


10:30 – 10:45 am
BREAK

 

10:00 – 10:15 am
Walk or Transport to Holyoke Public Library

10:15 – 10:30 am
BREAK

10:00  – 11 am
Small Group Discussion

Feedback on project ideas
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

 

 

All Day

10:30 – Noon
Activity:
Holyoke Tour
Highlands, Dam, Mt. Tom, Flats, Canal/Mill District, High St., City Hall
(Kate Preissler,
Marcos Merrero)

10:45 – 11:45 am
Presentation:

Sisters for Social Change: Belle and Katharine Skinner and the Creation of  the Skinner Coffee House

(Sarah Kilborne)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

10:15 – 11:45 am
Activity:
Women’s Club Culture Documented in Scrapbooks
(Dr. Eileen Crosby)
Holyoke Public Library
History Rm/Comm Rm

10:30 – 11:45 am
Viewing:
The Uprising of ’34
(Mara Dodge)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

11-11:15am
Break

11:15 – 12:15 pm
Small Group Discussion
Feedback on project ideas
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

Participants
Arrive at

 

Noon – 1:00 pm
LUNCH
Gateway City Arts Opt In
Race Street
or On Your Own

1:00 – 1:15 pm
Stroll along the Canals to Open Square

11:45a. – 12:45pm
LUNCH
Boxed Lunch Opt In
or On Your Own

11:45am – 12:45pm
LUNCH
Boxed Lunch Opt In
or On Your Own

11:45am – 12:45pm
LUNCH
Boxed Lunch Opt In
or On Your Own

12:15-1:15 pm
Catered LUNCH
Wistariahurst
Hand Out Evaluations

Homewood Suites
Holyoke.

 

1:15 – 3:15 pm
Performance:
The Recognition of Inherent Dignity: Women Change Makers in the Progressive Era
Enchanted Circle Theater
Open Square – MILL ONE
Post Performance Activity

12:45 – 2:15 pm
Lecture:
“Creation of a New Harmony”: The Settlement House Movement in
Turn-of-the-Century America
(Dr. Kathleen Banks Nutter)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

2:15 – 2:30 pm
BREAK

12:45 – 2:15pm
Lecture:
Fighting the
Good Fight:
American Women
Activists of the
Early
Twentieth
Century

(Dr. Kathleen Banks Nutter)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

2:15 – 2:30 pm
BREAK

12:45 – 1:15 pm
Transport to
Skinner State Park

Activity:
Hike or Take in the View from the Summit House
Skinner State Park

Discussion:
What is missing & what are we NOT talking about?
(Cheryl O’Connell)
Skinner State Park

1:15  – 2:30 pm
Presentations
2 minute project presentations by Scholars


 

 
 

 

2:30 – 3:30 pm
House Tour #1

Wistariahurst
Great Hall
(Brianne & Penni)
Open Work Session
Wistariahurst
CH Archive

2:30 – 3:30 pm
House Tour #2
Wistariahurst
Great Hall  (Rita)
Open Work Session
Holyoke Public Library (8ppl) or Wistariahurst CH Archives

2:45 – 3:30 pm
Open Work Time
Discussion
Networking

Skinner State Park

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks
Bringing Women’s History to Your Classroom

(Penni Martorell)
Wistariahurst
Music Rm

Transport back to Wistariahurst

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Reflection Circle
Theme: “Women and Landscape”

 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Reflection Circle

Theme: “Wealth, Philanthrorpy & what it means to be of service.”

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Reflection Circle
Theme: “Whose voices do we hear, whose are hidding?
Holyoke Public Library

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Reflection Circle
Theme: “Protest, resistance, & fighting for your life.”

3:30 – 3:45 pm
Collect Evaluations
Free to Leave

 

5:00 – 7:00  pm
Welcome
Introductions
Viewing:
“Creating Holyoke”

4:00 – 4:15 pm
Sign ups
House Tours & Organize Car Pool/Caravan to Skinner St Park

4:30 pm
Transport to Homewood Suites

4:00 pm
Transport to Homewood Suites

4:00 pm
Transport to Homewood Suites

4:00 pm
Transport to Homewood Suites

Social Hour
Gateway City Art Beer Garden
Race Street

 

4:45 pm
Optional Yoga
(Michelle Lyman)
Wistariahurst

4:30 pm
Optional: Storytelling with Puerto Rican Women
(Maria Cartagena)
Wistariahurst

 

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