Women in Western History

22 Mar

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Mrs. J.J. Brown from Denver Post, 10-28-1932.

This week in Colorado, Women’s History Month will be celebrated at an event called “Meet the Women in Denver’s History”. On Wednesday, March 24, 5-7 p.m., at Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum, docents will dress as historic characters while visitors enjoy an open house. I have the privilege of meeting and greeting patrons in the carriage house gift shop, and to sign copies of my biographies. Characters from my books who will be portrayed are Margaret Tobin Brown, Justina Ford, and Emily Griffith, and Augusta Tabor from an upcoming project. Debra Faulkner will also be signing her books about Emily Griffith and Mary Elitch Long. Hope to see Denver history buffs there!

To learn more about Women’s History Month, visit the National Women’s History Project at The focus of their project is writing women back into history. Also, visit the Women Writing the West blog for more observations about Women’s History Month. .

As stated on my web site, my mission is to preserve and share the stories of pioneers from Western history through books, articles and presentations. My objectives and endeavors are not gender specific. Many of my female characters enjoy strong and productive relationships with their significant others without which they would not be able to achieve the magnitude of their goals and aspirations. We often learn about women through the work of their partners, thus allowing them the opportunity to step forward for their own well deserved recognition. Teamwork often creates an inspiring dynamic and role for others to follow. Those who forge ahead as individuals are no less inspiring, and often exhibit astounding courage, strength and intelligence. We have so much to learn by letting all of their voices be heard.

Joyce Lohse – 3/22/10


Posted by on March 22, 2010 in Denver history, Western history


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2 responses to “Women in Western History


    February 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Where did you actually pick up the concepts to create ““Women in Western History Unsinkable Western History”?

    Thanks ,Tera

    • joyce4books

      February 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Hello Tera – I’m not sure I understand your question, keeping in mind this entry is about an event in spring 2010. Did I get off topic with my latest entry? It’s the first time THAT ever happened! LOL Actually, I can see how you might think that if this is your first visit to the blog. Stay tuned for the second wave of the program at Denver Woman’s Press Club, which will relate to more historical topics. DWPC, founded in 1898, bought the house in 1924, and is reportedly the only woman’s press club in the U.S. to own its clubhouse. Interestingly, it is a short walk to another Denver landmark the next street over, the Unsinkable Molly Brown House Museum, about whom I wrote an award-winning biography. She supposedly belonged to the press club, but I could not find her on archived rosters, so I did not claim that in my biography, although she did speak to the group. That was before the house was purchased. This is an author’s journey through history and research, which will touch on many subjects along the way. Do visit again to see where it leads!
      Best wishes — Joyce


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