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Brown Bag Lunch examines women of courage

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CANTON – Three women’s suffrage activists, four educators, two musicians, an artist, a psychiatrist, and a writer. These are just some of the amazing careers led by north country women of courage — come hear their stories at the Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch program Thursday at noon at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St.

Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public.Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by the county Historical Association.

Linda Casserly, Canton town and village historian, will present a look into the lives of 10north country women of courage pioneers.

In 1989, the St. Lawrence County Branch of the AAUW published a booklet of 10 little-known St. Lawrence County women who made significant contributions to the history and development of Northern New York and beyond. Their careers were varied and covered many different areas and causes.

None was born to great wealth.Yet each displayed a type of courage against adversity, and each was ceaseless in her dedication to the goals and ethics of her chosen profession. Each could serve as an excellent role model for our present and future generations, as indeed they truly have.Members of the community will represent and help to tell the stories of these 10 courageous women.

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