2017 Press Release
April 18, 2017
DEEP Announces Program at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Connecticut Women Cultivating Confidence
In appreciation of the outstanding achievements of women in Connecticut, the Kellogg Environmental Center will have two guest lecturers on Connecticut women in the suffragist movement and the history of inspirational Connecticut women. The program will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center. Be inspired by remarkable Connecticut women and join others to celebrate the history of Connecticut women.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Patricia Sweeney, PhD, reference librarian at the Derby Neck Library, will give a presentation about Connecticut women in the suffragist movement. Learn about the suffragist movement in Hartford and the Lower Naugatuck Valley area, and Frances Osborne Kellogg’s role in the movement. Frances Osborne Kellogg was a successful business woman and community leader who willed her land to the state of Connecticut creating Osbornedale State Park. She was also President of the Board of Directors at Derby Neck Library which her father established in 1897.
At 1:00 p.m. an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will be shown about how some of our state’s most remarkable women overcame obstacles and grew into confident leaders. Join others and be inspired by the powerful stories of women like Marian Anderson who dealt with racial discrimination, Sophie Tucker who struggled with body image, Dorrit Hoffleit whose own mother considered her unintelligent because of her gender, and others across many fields who faced many challenges in their lives.
Admission is free and registration is required. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to register, please call (203) 734-2513. The Kellogg Environmental Center, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The center is located off of Route 34 on 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT.