Capital Women: Librarians, Clerks, Janitress and Lawmakers: 1879-1930

Trailblazing women, such as Harriet Tenney, Mary Spencer, Belle Maniates, Eva McCall Hamilton, and Cora Reynolds Anderson, and the rules–written and unspoken–that both limited and inspired their successes in Lansing will be highlighted by Michigan Capitol historian and curator, Valerie Marvin, on Thursday evening, July 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the museum.

These names might not be as familiar but their accomplishments in Michigan history are extraordinary adventures for women.lansing-state-capitol_880

Valerie Marvin serves as the historian and curator of the Michigan State Capitol. She has a BA in Russian studies from the University of Michigan and a master’s in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. Marvin and her husband, David, live in an historical home in downtown Lansing.
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