Women's Studies

The Polish Gray Samaritans

When: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library

By the end of the first world war, the world had become used to the pillaging of Poland. Thirty young Polish-American women, called the Polish Gray Samaritans, changed that.  Their relatively unknown story will leave you in awe and inspire you by how much a small band of committed people can accomplish against great odds. The perseverance of these amazing women, essentially America's first peace corps, helped save a generation of Polish children in the midst of chaos, occupation, and war.

Speaker: Lindsey Hulstrom, research historian and college writing teacher

Joan & Bette Bette & Joan

When: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library

Joan & Bette Bette & Joan is an original off-Broadway one-woman musical about the tumultuous relationship between two Academy Award winning icons of Hollywood's Golden Age, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Involved in a real and manufactured feud for most of their screen careers, their story is rendered via 14 original songs as well as live performance.

A Q&A will conclude the event.

Performer: Jillann Gabrielle (Website: http://www.paradiseplayhouse.net/)

Women Spies

When: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library

Live performance, presentation, and heirloom artifact show that will allow attendees to dive into the secret world of female Civil War spies.

Presented by Sun Prairie's own women's history expert & unrivaled enthusiast, Shannon Ferguson-Munns, who will don heirloom attire in honor of the event. She’ll also share items from her extensive collection of 19th century artifacts.

A Q&A will conclude the event.