Note: this is a past event.
Where: Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., downtown Vancouver
When: Monday, March 19th, 2012 from 11 am to 1 pm
Tickets are $35 for CCHS members and $40 for non-members. Space is limited to 80 guests. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
Our guest speaker this year was Rebecca Morrison-Peck, who gave a presentation entitled Staying the Corset: a Look at Women’s Underwear 1790-1950. Rebecca’s presentation was followed by a catered luncheon.
About Rebecca Morrison-Peck
Rebecca has been sewing and costuming for over 50 years. She spent 13 years in England, in market research and as owner of a craft-artist consulting business, as well as a designer of American-style quilts and a childrens clothing line.
She and her English husband and son came to Clark County in 1991, where she worked as the buyer for a local quilt shop, and managed the book stores/gift shops at Fort Vancouver, the OO Howard House, and the Grant House Folk Art Center.
Her business, Lacings, was in operation from 2000 to 2006, with historic costuming classes at the Clark County Historical Museum and the Historic Covington House, and a custom design and creation side, reaching out to hundreds of eager costumers!
Rebecca has created costumes for Fort Vancouver, the FV National Historic Trust, the City of Vancouver, the Heritage Ambassadors, the Jane Austen Society of North America, and many private individuals. She lives and works in Yacolt and does business online.
Call (360) 993-5679, email us, or drop by to reserve your spot!
Note: this is a past event.
On March 21st, in conjunction with Women’s History Month as well as continuing programming for our Road to Equality exhibit, CCHM presented the 5th Annual Women’s Tea & Luncheon featuring the hilarious alter ego of artist Anne-Louise Sterry with “Aunt Lena’s Views on Women’s Rights and Issues”.
Anne-Louise Sterry is an award-winning recording artist, author, songwriter, and master storyteller. She hosts two shows on The Women’s Information Network and is a radio host for Red River Writers Live. Aunt Lena, on the other hand, is a wise-cracking Italian immigrant who is full of unique advice whether requested or not.
Both Anne-Louise and Aunt Lena were wonderful. We took some pictures from her visit, which you can view here.
Tickets are available now for our Fourth Annual Women’s Tea & Luncheon event on Monday March 15, 2010. This annual event is held in honor of National Women’s History Month. Advanced ticket purchase required; seating is limited; tickets are $35/person. This event sells out every year. Last year’s event even had a waiting list! Participants receive a catered luncheon and entertainment. This year the event will be the “closing act” for our Boomer! exhibit. Museum staff will begin dismantling the Boomer! exhibit the following day so we found it fitting to honor one of America’s great entertainers, Frank Sinatra.
Join us and tribute singer John English at this special event. John English known as “The Voice” has been thrilling audiences both young and old since the age of 19. He first developed his love for the great music of Frank Sinatra at the young age of 10. Since then, his career has taken him to numerous venues and events across the west coast from Portland, Oregon to the fabulous Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To purchase your ticket visit or contact the museum at (360) 993-5679.
This exhibit closed in 2010.
This exhibit featured the work of more than a dozen local female artists, ranging in media from acrylic and beadwork to sculpture and three-dimensional collage.
Note: This exhibit is now closed.
Catharine Paine Blaine: Seneca Falls and The Women’s Rights Movement in the State of Washington is a traveling exhibit that celebrates the 2010 Washington Women’s Suffrage Centennial through an exploration of the effect of settlers’ reform ideas on the development of women’s rights in Washington State. Washington was an early leader in women’s suffrage and passed a voting law 10 years before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.
Catharine Paine Blaine and her husband, David E. Blaine, were the first Methodist missionary couple in Seattle in 1853. Blaine, one of the 100 signers of the Declaration of Sentiments at the July 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., had strong views about women’s rights. Blaine voted in Washington long before the women of her native New York State gained that right. The exhibit includes a timeline of the movement to win women’s suffrage in the State of Washington.
The exhibit, which runs through the end of the year, is a joint project of Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and the Washington State Historical Society.
The exhibit opens on the same evening as July’s First Thursday Museum After Hours speaker Linda Chalker-Scott discusses most common myths and misconceptions that plague home gardeners and horticultural professionals. Chalker-Scott is a Washington State University professor and Master Gardener Program curriculum director. Chalker-Scott wrote The Informed Gardener and will sign copies of her book. The museum is open for free 5 to 9 p.m. on First Thursday evenings. Lectures begin at 7 p.m.