Women’s History Month March 2020

In honor of all the women who have  impacted our community of Langhorne Borough,  Langhorne Borough Council has proclaimed March 2020  as “Women’s History Month”.

During Women’s History Month, Langhorne Borough wishes to pay tribute to the remarkable women who prevailed over enormous barriers, paving the way for women of  today to not only participate in but to lead and shape every facet of Borough Life.

To view the full proclamation-  Proclamation March 2020 as Womens History Month

 

Did you know about these remarkable Langhorne Borough Women?

* Mollie Woods Hare (1881- 1956), founder of Woods schools, Inc. in 1913 was a leader in the teaching of children with multi-part intellectual disabilities and chose Langhorne Borough for the site of her school which is still a vital part of our community today.

*Anna Mary Longshore- Potts, M.D. (1829-1912) was a pioneer in the practice and advancement of Women’s and Preventative Medicine and agratduate from the first school in the world established to train women for the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

*Hanna E Myers Longshore, M.D. (1819-1901), a graduate of the first school in the world established to train women for the degree of Docotor of Medicine was the first woman doctor and faculty member at an American Medical School to establish a private practice in Philadelphia, PA.

*Anna Mary Williamson – (1837- 1887) Anna Mary Williamson’s family enjoyed a legacy of reverence for learning. In her will, she left $12,000 for the purchase of a site and the construction of a library building in Langhorne. You can now visit that library as it houses the Historic Langhorne Association. She also left funds for books in two other local libraries.
Anna Mary Williamson also provided legacies for the Middletown Preparative Meeting School in Langhorne, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School for
Negro youth in Aiken, South Carolina, and the Children’s Country Week Association, a Philadelphia-based summer camp organization for needy city children.

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The Women’s Centennial Committee of Langhorne has events all year long to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment – Follow the link for some great events being held in Langhorne borough.

**UPDATE-

PLEASE NOTE: The Women’s Centennial Committee has cancelled the Sunday Film Festival scheduled for March 15, March 22 and March 29th due to our concern for you with the impact of Coronavirus.
We will reschedule and send an announcement for our events.
Sorry for the inconvenience.***

Women’s Centennial Committee Events

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For more on the National Women’s History month you can visit https://www.womenshistorymonth.gov/

 

 

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