Miss Us: Lost Stories of the Lives of Women of Worcester’s Industrial Era – Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An Illustrated talk by Linda Hixon, Adjunct Instructor of History, Worcester State University
5:30 pm
The Park View Room, 230 Park Avenue, Worcester
Free for Preservation Worcester members; $5 for nonmembers
Linda Hixon brings to light forgotten stories of Worcester women discovered while working on a project on the history of Hope Cemetery.   While most books written during the “Gilded Age” showcase only successful men, Ms. Hixon uncovers the largely untold contributions of several now forgotten women.   Even before women received the right to vote, they started companies, invested in buildings, and worked to make the city better for the nameless working women we have truly forgotten.  Most of them married, using their business acumen and pursuing creative endeavors along with household duties and motherhood.  Women like court reporter Edna Ione Smith Tyler, artist Lucy Richardson, accountant Mary Gibbs Spring, writer Alice Morse Earle, and singer Emma Frances Dearborn were remembered in their time, and should be celebrated in ours.