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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
A Girl's Essay
"Boys are men that have not got as big as their papas, and girls are women that will be ladies by and by. Man was made before woman. When God looked at Adam, he said to himself: "Well, I think I can do better if I try again." And he made Eve. God liked Eve so much better than Adam that there have been more women than men. Boys are a trouble. They wear out everything but soap. If I had my way half the world would be girls, and the rest dolls. My papa is so nice that I think he must have been a little girl when he was a little boy. Man was made, and on the seventh he rested. Woman was then made, and she has never rested since."
- Mary Alexander's Scrapbook, Newfield, N.Y. (excerpted from "Women as Bright as Stars: The 19th Century Women of Newfield, New York" pg. x)
PRESENTATIONS & ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES
Jacqueline E. Melton Scott (1937-2019) was an activist and educator born and raised in Ithaca, New York. "Mama" Scott was a teacher and family liaison at Beverly J. Martin from 1997-2017. Artwork by Maryam Adib (SmarfArt).
**Thanks to a two-year (2021-2022) grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, The History Center has been funded to make more of its oral history collections available remotely. Part of this project includes expanding virtual access and lesson plans for Local Sisters of Change, and HerStory Oral History Collections. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
**Thanks to a two-year (2021-2022) grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, The History Center has been funded to make more of its oral history collections available remotely. Part of this project includes expanding virtual access and lesson plans for our HerStory and Local Sisters of Change collections. Contact email@example.com to learn more.
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TOMPKINS COUNTY HISTORY RESEARCH WRITTEN BY WOMEN
Tompkins County is blessed with a phenomenal number of female educators, writers, philosophers, scientists, doctors, and researchers. This is only a tiny sampling of the body of work produced by female authors who have called Tompkins County home. These books can all be purchased through our online bookstore.
LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS
** Published between 2018-2021.