In our modern world Americans often forget the difficulty women endured to obtain the freedoms we enjoy today. Many times the experiences of women were left out of the history books. This interpretative event allows different women’s voices to be heard. Some are famous or infamous legends, others forgotten, for the most part.

Music, dance, fashion of different time periods are highlighted, as well as women’s perspectives of the social, cultural and political issues of the time. Harriet Tubman played by Shirley Johnson, Sojourner Truth aka Barbara Upton-Gavin and dancer Isadora Duncan have been portrayed. Women with diverse backgrounds such Rachel Carson, Mary Anning, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Emma Goldman have all made “appearances.”

More than 30 different women have volunteered time and talent to bring these stories to life to new audiences.

Sharon Lockhart, host of KKFI 90.1 FM’s “Every Woman” radio show, has been a narrator for the event.

Photo from left: Kelly Farrell, Arkansas State Parks; Janet Price, Johnson Shut-ins, Missouri State Parks; Cyndi Cogbill, Mo. Dept. of Conservation in Joplin; Molly Postlewait reading as Juliette Gordon Low founder of the Girl Scouts with Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe, Ks.; Regina Wasson as Kansas Pioneer Woman also with Ernie Miller Nature Center; and Sheila Fowks as Anne Hutchinson; Laura Motley, far right, from Oklahoma and Awards Chairperson for the Region 6 NAI.

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