Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:30am – 2:00pm

Connecticut Women Cultivating Confidence!

Sponsored by: CT Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection

Do you struggle to be confident in yourself and your abilities? You’re not alone! Even extraordinary and accomplished people have these same concerns.  Be inspired by remarkable Connecticut women!  In appreciation of the outstanding achievements of women in Connecticut, the Kellogg Environmental Center will have two guest lecturers on Connecticut women in the suffragist movement and the history of inspirational Connecticut women.  The program will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 11:30AM to 2PM at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, CT. 

Beginning at 11:30AM, Patricia Sweeney, PhD, reference librarian at the Derby Neck Library, will give a presentation about Connecticut women in the suffragist movement. Learn about the suffragist movement in Hartford and the Lower Naugatuck Valley area, and Frances Osborne Kellogg’s role in the movement.  Frances Osborne Kellogg was a successful business woman and community leader who willed her land to the state of Connecticut creating Osbornedale State Park.  She was also President of the Board of Directors at Derby Neck Library which her father established in 1897.

At 1PM, join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and see how some of our state’s most remarkable women overcame obstacles and grew into confident leaders! Be inspired by the powerful stories of women like Marian Anderson who dealt with racial discrimination, Sophie Tucker who struggled with body image, Dorrit Hoffleit whose own mother considered her dumb because of her gender, and others across many fields.  For more information about Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, visit

Celebrate the history of Connecticut Women! Be inspired and learn to cultivate your confidence! Admission is free and registration is required.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information and to register, please call (203) 734-2513.  The Kellogg Environmental Center, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The center is located off of Route 34 on 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT.

Admission: Free
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