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Sangamon Experience at the University of Illinois Springfield will present five livestreamed historical discussions at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March as part of their “Women’s History Month: Community Trailblazers” series.

The series will highlight women who have impacted their community here in central Illinois throughout the month. Programs will cover women who helped run the family farm, fought for pensions to care for their families, led 4-H to strive to improve their lives and the lives of others and ran for a political office. The programs will be led by Anne Moseley, director of engagement and curator for Sangamon Experience.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • March 2 – “The Fight for Mother’s Pensions”
  • March 9 – “Women in Politics”
  • March 16 – “A Game of their Own: Female Athletes in Central Illinois”
  • March 23 – “Geraldine McGuire and Neighborhood Guys and Gals 4-H Club of Scott County, Illinois”
  • March 30 – “Susan Lawrence Dana: Champion for Women’s Rights”

All of the programs will be livestreamed on the Sangamon Experience Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Opened in 2020, Sangamon Experience’s mission is to provides a broad perspective of the history of the Sangamon region through the presentation of a wide variety of exhibitions and activities developed for and from multiple communities.

For more information, contact Moseley at or 217-206-8663.

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