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Trailblazers and Icons: The Great Women of Mackinac, 1800-1950
December 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Special Collections staff in the Judith Stillion Conference Room as we live-stream the Historical Society of Michigan’s History Hounds presentation. Hosted every other Tuesday at 12 pm.
This week’s presentation is by Melissa Croghan who will talk about The great women of Mackinac were trailblazers who established the community on Mackinac Island. They were leaders in the island’s fur trade, healthcare, literature, horse culture, and education, and their lives ran the gamut from scandal to tragedy. The personal stories of those women—including Madeline Laframboise, Agatha Biddle, Margaret Fuller, and Daisy Blodgett—reveal inventiveness and perseverance in a time when women had few rights.