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Women of History

This Old Hat



Leading Ladies ia an inventive and engaging event focuses on five more noted American Women who were all the “first” to do something. Including: Dolly Madison tells her story of saving the Declaration of Independence during the War of 1812 and how she served as the “Hostess in the President’s House” for sixteen years; Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American Woman to become a doctor. She tells the story of her first day at medical school; Nellie Bly was the first under cover reporter. She tells of the story of how she spent ten days in Blackwell’s Island...New York’s notorious madhouse; Belva Lockwood, in 1884, was the first woman to run for President. Belva Lockwood also sings and talks about Eleanor Roosevelt, the remarkable American Woman who never wanted to be a president’s wife, but came to be known as “First Lady of the World.”

"Leading Ladies" 11-minute Promo. Ledyard Library, Ledyard, CT

Dolly Madison

Elizabeth Blackwell

Nellie Bly

Belva Lockwood

Performance Details

  • Works in a variety of spaces, including classrooms, community rooms, gyms and full stages.

  • Perfect for March, Women in History Month!

  • Includes costumes, props, and music in a fully self-contained production.

  • Complete with sound system

  • Optional Q&A following the performance.

  • Running time is one hour

  • Extensive references available.


Continuing Care

Retirement Communities


Dimensions of Wellness

1) Intellectual

2) Emotional

3) Social

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