Gatewood: Ohio's Legendary Hiker: Meet Emma Gatewood
who was the first woman to solo thu-hike the Appalachian Trail -- and
she did it in 1955 when she was 67 years old and had already raised 11
children! Find out what
they're saying about this program. Companion
book available. (Read
an excerpt from our storytelling program about Emma.)
This program is also available as a one-act play called "Emma
Gatewood: Are You Out Of Your Bloomin' Mind?! (An Appalachian Tale)".
Lakes Ladies: Meet some special ladies Abigail Becker, who
rescued more than four sailors off the treacherous Long Point Shoals of
Lake Erie; Maebelle Mason, who saved a man from drowning by the Mamajuda
Light in the Detroit River when she was fourteen years old; and Harriet
Colfax, who manned the Michigan City Light for more than 40
years to name a few! Companion
Lady of the Lake: Travel back to the 1890s when steamships crossed
the Great Lakes carrying passengers and cargo. Hear some of the exciting
tales from the Lakes when you meet Sarah Comstock -- wife of Captain Michael
Comstock. Mrs. Comstock will tell you about a daring rescue made by a
brave 14 year old girl, the terrible storm that sunk the ship Amelia,
and the only Captain to ever race the land and win! These are just some
of the exciting stories from the Great Lakes that Mrs. Grey will share
with you. Companion
Letters In The Margins: Meet a young Jewish couple as the bride recounts
their adventures with the Resistance Movement of W.W.II to her mother.
President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull: Ohioan Victoria Woodhull
was the first woman to speak before Congress, she had her sister were
the first women stockbrokers on Wall Street and she was the FIRST WOMAN
to run for President in 1872. Hear her remarkable story! (Companion
Clarissa Marks and Phoebe Farr: Western Reserve Pioneers from
Meet Margaret Bourke-White: photographer Margaret Bourke-White
remembers W.W. II. (available as both a first-person character program
and a storytelling program).
Can't Play Ball In A Skirt!: Alta Weiss put herself through medical
school playing professional baseball on a mens team
in the early 1900s! Companion book available.
This program is available as both a first-person character program and
a storytelling program. **EVE is looking for information about any
Ohio women who played baseball during WW II. Do
YOU have any information for us? Read an article about Alta and "The
Women From Ragersville" . Read a story by AGBL catcher,
Youngen, about her meeting with Alta.
more information about Baseball history in the Cleveland Area, be sure
to visit the Baseball
Heritage Museum. See pictures from our program at the Museum
on March 24, 2018.
Her Story? you can't ignore women like Osa Johnson who saved her
husband from a charging elephant or Victoria Woodhull who tried to bring
a soft touch to the White House. Read an article about Victoria
Woodhull and the story of Feisty
Females from Ohio.
more information on Women's History, see The
National Women's History Project .
storytelling programs are researched, scripted Reader's Theatre presentations.
Words from a Woman: The idea of strictly minding or own business is moldy
rubbish. Who could be so selfish? -- Myrtie Barker, American Columnist