Woman Crush Wednesday: Wimbledon winner, WWI nurse and other fabulous females celebrated at upcoming event

Published: Feb. 26, 2020 at 5:14 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Kick off Women’s History Month by learning the HER-story of strong women who called New Hanover County home.

The Cape Fear Museum will host its Exploring Women’s History event on Sun., March 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Dr. Jan Davidson will lead a discussion at 2:30 PM that highlights the stories of women’s experiences in New Hanover County.

Some of the women who will be featured include Rachel Loman, World War I Army nurse, Augusta Mosely Cooper, the first black woman to run for city council, Lelia Corbin, an entrepreneur and milliner, and Althea Gibson, a barrier-breaking, Wimbledon winning tennis player.

Curator Heather Yenco will also have a special sampling of artifacts from the collection related to these women’s stories on display

The event gives visitors a chance to see more of the Museum’s historical collection and learn about the roles women played in our county over the centuries.

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