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Women’s History Month Events Celebrate Three South Jersey Trailblazers

Harriet Tubman is coming to the Bridgeton Library (150 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton) on Saturday, March 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., as noted storyteller Michele Washington Wilson brings the inspirational woman to life with her program “Harriet Tubman: Tales From The Trails.”

The next day, on Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m., Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society (VHAS), located at 108 South Seventh St., in Vineland, hosts Deborah Ein in her portrayal of Mary Treat (1830–1923), an early Vineland resident and renowned naturalist known for her work with Charles Darwin in the study of plants, animals and insects. (Treat was inducted posthumously into the Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010). This event is especially good for kids as Ein showcases Mary Had a Little Zoo, her new read-aloud story and coloring book about Treat. The afternoon will feature coloring crafts and treats for kids of all ages (that means adults, too!). This is a free event. Books will be available for purchase, and the museum will be open for self-guided tours.

If interested, call 691-1111 or e-mail vinelandevents@gmail.com OR just show up!

Another portrayal will occur at the VHAS on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. in the one-woman show on the life of Alice Paul. Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) was an American Quaker, suffragist, feminist, and women’s rights advocate, who worked tirelessly to make progress in all of these causes. She is known for her work promoting the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in voting, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

The program is presented by Alisa Dupuy, of the Ladies of History Historical Productions Company, opened for business in 2006 by Alisa Dupuy. Admission to the Alice Paul program at VHAS is $20 per person. Visit discovervinleandhistory.org or call 856-691-1111 for information and registration.