Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:00pm
From the Kitchen to the Capitol - Amazing Women of Connecticut
Sponsored by: Milford Public Library
Connecticut women who revolutionized American cooking, defied a government that taxed them but denied them the vote, and shattered a political glass ceiling will be highlighted in the presentation “From the Kitchen to the Capitol: Four Feisty Connecticut Women” by author Diana Ross McCain on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Milford Public Library.
McCain will draw on her book It Happened in Connecticut for inspiring stories about remarkable women from three centuries of the state’s past. In the late 1700s one wrote a cookbook that for the first time included recipes for foods indigenous to America, such as turkey and cranberries, that have become standards of the nation’s dinner tables. In the 1800s two elderly sisters became unlikely international champions of the fight for women’s suffrage. In the twentieth century a daughter of immigrants became the first female to fill a governor’s chair in her own right. All of these varied accomplishments required extraordinary vision and determination.
Diana Ross McCain is an independent historian who has been researching, writing, and speaking about Connecticut history for more than 35 years. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and was on the staff of the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford for 25 years. She is the author of five non-fiction books on Connecticut history.
Following the talk, copies of It Happened in Connecticut, as well as several of McCain’s other books, will be available for purchase and autographing.
- Admission: Free
- Milford Public Library
- 57 New Haven Ave.
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