Join the Norwalk Historical Society on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom for “A Virtual Discussion with Mary E. Woolley – Activist and Educator” with guest presenter, Dr Darla Shaw – Emeritus Professor of Education and Women’s Studies at WCSU. Dr Shaw, who is known for taking on the roles of various historical women, will bring Mary E. Woolley to life in this virtual presentation. There is a suggested donation of $ 5.00 and registration is required at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Once registered, the Zoom link will be included at the bottom of the confirmation email.
Learn about Woolley’s remarkable life that began in South Norwalk, CT. After becoming the first student at Brown University and professor at Wellesley College, Woolley became the 11th president of Mount Holyoke College from 1900 to 1937. Under his leadership, the college made great strides in aligning the program with the needs. changes in society. Throughout his life, Woolley received twenty honorary doctorates from the country’s most prestigious universities. Later in life, Woolley became a peace activist and supporter of the abolition of child labor. Historical photographs will help illustrate the presentation. A question-and-answer session will follow.
About the presenter: Dr Darla Shaw, Emeritus Professor of Education and Women’s Studies, WCSU / 25; 38 years with Ridgefield, CT Public Schools. His passion is traveling to over 90 countries providing humanitarian services, performing with three steel accordion / drum orchestras, taking on the roles of many historical figures, as well as speaking and writing about his experiences. with cancer for Ann’s Place, the American Cancer Society. and Sloan Kettering.