In celebration of Women’s History Month, West Virginia Northern Community will host a living history performance by Patty Cooper, who will play the role of Susan B. Anthony.
The presentation will take place at noon Tuesday, March 27, at the Weirton Campus; Wednesday, March 28, at the Wheeling Campus; and Thursday, March 29, at the New Martinsville Campus. Each event, which is open to the public, is free and includes lunch.
Cooper’s portrayal of Susan B. Anthony will include Anthony as a crusader in the women suffrage movement in the United States. Her determination led to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. The presentation will consist of a monologue by Susan B. Anthony and questions from the audience for Anthony.
Cooper has worked as a historical interpreter on Blennerhassett Island State Park. She has lectured, taught, and given workshops and demonstrations at fairs and festivals on antique needlework, tools and rug hooking. She is a member of Pioneer Fibercrafters Guild, the Daughters of American Pioneers, Wood County Historical Society, has been a Wood County 4-H leader for the past 13 years and is a member of the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive program.
Anyone interested in attending must RSVP to Sara Wood at 304-214-8917 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.