Alice Paul believed that everyone should do their part to make the world a better place. During this hour long program, families will get to meet Alice Paul and learn how she used intelligence and creativity to get women the right to vote. Local storyteller, Dr. Darla Shaw, will portray her and encourage children to ask questions about Alice's life and work. The program will conclude with a fun hands-on activity where children will make a parade hat with pictures celebrating causes important to them. This will be followed by a parade lead by Alice Paul around the museum! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dr. Darla Shaw is a professor of Education and Women’s studies at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in Danbury, CT. She has portrayed Alice Paul, the strongest advocate for women’s right to vote, at Seneca Falls National Women’s Museum, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Danbury Women’s Club, local schools, and on Alice Paul Day in Ridgefield, CT, where Alice lived for many years. Dr. Shaw has played the role of various women through out history. For the past seven years, she has played one of the ghostly spirits in the Norwalk Historical Society’s “A Haunting at Mill Hill” event held in October.
For more information and to register your family for our March “Family FUNday” visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail
, or call 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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