Women of Wilton, WOW! A Celebration of Women’s History Month: An illustrated talk by Pam Brown and Catherine Lipper


Presented by Wilton Historical Society and Hillside Cemetery

What do they have in common? A vaudeville, film and Broadway actress; an abolitionist; a suffragist; a 37-year president of Mt. Holyoke; Wilton’s first female elected official; a beloved educator; a community activist; and an internationally known  journalist – each was interesting and inspirational – and lived in Wilton. These eight special women, whose lives span 1793 – 2003, are being recognized as we celebrate Women’s History Month.  Wilton Historical and Hillside Cemetery will present an illustrated Zoom talk entitled Women of Wilton, WOW!  The program will be offered on Thursday, March 31 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Pam Brown, Executive Administrator of Hillside Cemetery and Catherine Lipper, Educator for Wilton Historical will acquaint attendees with  biographical sketches of  June Havoc, Polly Wakeman,  Alice Merwin Eakland; Mary Emma Wooley; Hannah Chichester; Angeline Post; Gladys Marhoffer and Elizabeth Neuffer.  The talk will recognize these local women and their significant contributions to Wilton and beyond.  In addition, Pam Brown has created a self-guided walking tour of their final resting places at Hillside Cemetery, which is available on the Hillside website www.hillsidecemeterywilton.org. For more information please email Pam at pam@wiltoncongregational.org.  June Havoc‘s ashes were scattered over her beloved Cannon Crossing.


Please register: fill out the form below
info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

$10 Donation suggested