Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge
The Greater Wayne Area Branch celebrates Women’s History Month and the AAUW goals of supporting women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with a presentation by storyteller Carol Simon Levin entitled “Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge”. This presentation is part of Ms. Levin’s “Her Stories: Fascinating Women History Forgot” series. Few people know that a woman helped supervise much of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. At the time of her death in 1903, Emily Warren Roebling was called “the most famous woman in New Jersey” and “one of the most noted women in the country,” yet today almost no one knows her name.
Join us to hear Emily Warren Roebling’s story presented in costume by gifted storyteller Carol Simon Levin. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, March 11 – 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
AAUW – Greater Wayne Area is an active group of women who work together to break through barriers for women and girls by means of advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Our work is producing results but we are not finished.
AAUW Greater Wayne Area offers:
- Stimulating and informative monthly programs
- Small groups focused on common interests
- Annual scholarship awards for women returning to college
- Bimonthly newsletter both print and online
- Membership in national and state AAUW organizations
- Camaraderie of educated women with diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Fun and friendship