Thursday, March 4, 2010

Writing Women Back into History

"Writing Women Back into History" is the theme of the 30th annual National Women's History Month celebration. That dovetails nicely with the Russell County Women's Hall of Fame Essay Contest.

The essay contest judges recommend awards to the top two essays in every age division. The judges also recommend women they think should be included in the Russell County Women's Hall of Fame. The Hall of Famers are inscribed in a handmade book that is housed at the library. And the essays are included in the Local History Collection.

So write a short piece, just a paragraph or two, about a woman native to or resident of Russell County and send it to the library by noon on March 18. You can write a part of Russell County's history by "writing women back into history."

Call the library at 889-8044 for more details; and start writing Russell County history. It's a great way to celebrate women's history month and the library's 50th anniversary. And mark your calendar: new Hall of Fame inductees and essay contest winners will be announced March 25th at 4 pm in the Lebanon Library.


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