2015 – 250 Notable Saint Louis Women

A Special Tribute to 250 Notable Women Who Have Contributed
to the City of St. Louis Over the Past 250 Years

The Saint Louis Branch decided on a project for the 2014-2015 AAUW year:  We planned to identify 250 notable women who have contributed to the history of the City of St. Louis.  We invited our AAUW university partners (St. Louis University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis Community College, and Washington University) to participate.  Our goal was to complete the project by February 2015 and join with the MO History Museum in the closing events for the St. Louis City 250th Anniversary.

The St. Louis Branch presented its project about inspiring trail blazers, freedom fighters, suffragists, and other empowered women on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:30 – 3:20 PM, at the Buder Branch Library, 4401 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109.

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Left to right: Jan Scott, Blanche Touhill, Lynne Jackson, Kris Kleindienst, Laura X, Erma Bergmann, Nina Balsam, Yvette Goods, and Deborah Henry





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Fran Irwin (seated) and Carol Davis McDonald (2nd from lt) greet and register guests.











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Bayless High School art students made a 250th anniversary cake for us. At the right were pictures of Notable Women scrolling on the laptop.

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The audience gets ready for the presentation of our 250 Notable Women who have contributed to the City of St. Louis







We had a “repeat performance” of the program again on April 18, 2015, 2-4 PM, to members and friends who were unable to attend at the library at the home of branch director Fran Irwin.  We were pleased to have two more notable women in attendance.