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Speaker to share art of "uncovering" women's contributions to history

March 25, 2003

Austin Peay will conclude its celebration of Womens History Month with a talk by a guest historian interested in womens roles in history.

Dr. Heather Huyck, chief historian for the northeast region of the National Park Service, will discuss how to use historic sites to interpret womens history at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the ballroom of the Morgan University Center.
March 25, 2003

Austin Peay will conclude its celebration of Women's History Month with a talk by a guest historian interested in women's roles in history.

Dr. Heather Huyck, chief historian for the northeast region of the National Park Service, will discuss how to use historic sites to interpret women's history at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the ballroom of the Morgan University Center.

Huyck will highlight the myriad resources available in landscapes, structures and artifacts to interpret women's roles at various points in history where one would least suspect their influence.

“People may not realize how often women were involved in historical events,” said Huyck. “Really, if you take women's history out of American history, American history makes no sense.”

Strategies to uncover women's history in local sites and questions that one needs to ask when researching women's role in history will be discussed throughout the lecture and slide show. A reception will follow.

For more information, telephone Dr. Jill Eichhorn, coordinator of women's studies, at 6314.