Celebrate Oregon’s Remarkable Women

Black-and-white photo of a cowgirl riding a leaping black horse.

Celebrate the remarkable women of Oregon and the American West with three events in October!

For more than 60 years, the League of Women Voters of Lane County has encouraged an informed and active citizenry. Speakers from the League will be here to discuss the pros and cons of each measure on this fall’s ballot in a free lecture on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m.

The state motto—She Flies with Her Own Wings—takes on special meaning when you understand the efforts of brave women of the past.  Author Jennifer Chambers will be here to discuss her book, Remarkable Oregon Women: Revolutionaries & Visionaries,” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m. She’ll share stories of the women, from native tribes and Oregon Trail pioneers to suffragists and politicians, who made Oregon the state it is today.

During the Victorian era, when a woman was expected to act ladylike and care for her family, cowgirls lived on the fringes. Immerse yourself in stories and images of the early cowgirls of the American West at our Lunch & Learn on Friday, Oct. 21, at 12 p.m.  Lynne Richardson, executive director of Deepwood Museum & Gardens, will share stories of these determined pioneers who worked stock alongside cowboys.  The lunch is $5, while the presentation only is free. Register in advance; space is limited!