Museum Offers Women’s History Programming

Posted February 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm     Category: Cape Fear Museum

WILMINGTON, N.C. – In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Cape Fear Museum is offering special behind the scenes tours – The Mystery of Women’s History. Take an intimate historical and artifactual tour with Museum Historian Jan Davidson and Museum Curator Barbara Rowe as they showcase the often-ignored role of women in the Lower Cape Fear’s history.

Jan Davidson will tell stories of women’s experiences in our region. Learn about a diverse group of women including World War I Army nurse Rachel Loman, Augusta Mosely Cooper, the first black woman to run for city council, and tennis star Althea Gibson. Then get a chance to look at rarely-seen objects in the Museum’s collection, as Barbara Rowe provides access to items such as Gibson’s Wimbledon racquet and Loman’s Army uniform.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
10:30 AM-12 PM

Sunday, March 13, 2016
2-3:30 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2016
7-8:30 PM

Participation is limited to 15 persons. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling 910-798-4362 or email cfmprograms@nhcgov.com. Admission is $8 for Museum members and $12 for non-members.

Photo: 1908 graduating class of James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

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