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posted: 2/23/2017 12:58 PM

Cantigny offers Women's History Month programs

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By Jeff Reiter
Cantigny Park

March is Women's History Month and Cantigny Park will mark the occasion with four events at the Robert R. McCormick Museum at the park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. All are free to attend with $5 parking:

• Second Saturday event celebrating the 19th Amendment, which in 1919 granted women the right to vote, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the McCormick Museum Gold Theatre. Visitors can make suffragette sashes and pins, and visit a mock voting booth to make their voices heard. Second Saturday is a free, drop-in program for families with a different theme each month; no registration is necessary.

• Living-history actress and scholar Leslie Goddard portrays Alice Paul, an American pioneer in the cause of women's right to vote, at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the McCormick Museum Freedom Hall. For families and children ages 10 and older. Free to attend, but advance registration is required at (630) 260-8162 or register@cantigny.org.

• Girl Reporter: Tracing the Role of Women at the Chicago Tribune is presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in the McCormick Museum Freedom Hall. Museum tour guide Laurie Russell examines the history of female journalists at the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper where Cantigny benefactor Robert R. McCormick served as editor and publisher for nearly 50 years. The program is geared to adults. Free to attend, but advance registration is required: (630) 260-8162 or register@cantigny.org.

• Living-history actress and scholar Leslie Goddard presents Clara Barton, the pioneering Civil War battlefield nurse, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the McCormick Museum Freedom Hall. For families and children ages 10 and older. Free to attend, but advance registration is required at (630) 260-8162 or register@cantigny.org.