Well, the month is upon us! And just in time, Cricket Media has included Maria Mitchell in their March edition of Cobblestone along with several other important women in nineteenth century history.
Another reason to celebrate Maria even more is that 2018 marks her 200th birthday and the MMA will be hosting numerous activities around this milestone event this year.
To start: Please join us at the Atheneum on March 21st when we co-host with the Atheneum a Women in Science Panel at 7PM. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mitchell’s birth (August 1, 1818), the Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Atheneum host a discussion with island women scientists who will talk about what drew them to a career in science, what that journey was like, and how we can inspire girls to want to be scientists.
The panel includes: Karen Beattie (Nantucket Conservation Foundation), Sara T. Bois (Linda Loring Nature Foundation), Regina Jorgenson (Maria Mitchell Association), Emily Molden (Land Council) and Tara Riley (Town of Nantucket). The panel will be moderated by Emily Goldstein Murphy (Maria Mitchell Association).
I will also be leading a women’s history walk on March 24th at 10AM. See our MMA online calendar for more details. Reservations are necessary!