Delta County Historical Society Presentations at the Bonifas
In conjunction with the exhibition Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, on display now at the Bonifas Arts Center, the Delta County Historical Society will host two presentations in the studio space of the Bonifas Arts Center on May 7 and May 21, both at 7 p.m. Both presenters will provide insight into varying decades of life in Delta County, thus offering parallels to the three central themes in the Visions of American Life exhibit: American History Revisited, America at Home, and America Outside.
The Role of Women in Delta County History – presented by Karen Lindquist
On May 21, at 7 p.m., Karen Lindquist’s program covers some of the hardships that faced Delta County women during the early years of our history. The illustrated talk will have examples of a number of exceptional women who made lasting contributions to their communities, from the first woman elected to public office in Delta County, to the role of the courageous suffragettes who helped win the vote, to three women entrepreneurs who managed one of the largest farms in the county, and at least one example of a woman who made contributions to the artistic life of the area.
Karen Lindquist, a retired library director, is a board member and volunteer at the Delta County Historical Society. Her area of interest is the Archives where she volunteers as an archivist, helping to organize and manage the collection of historical material. Her special interest is historic photographs and what they can tell us about our history.
These presentations are free and open to the public.