Ramsey County Library celebrates Women’s History Month

The Ramsey County Library will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with programs about some of the most interesting aspects of the experience of being female in America. The dates, times and locations for the events are listed below:

• Dakota Women: Keepers of the Village: Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m., Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave. What was it like to be a Dakota woman, the hearth keeper of a migratory people? Learn more about Minnesota’s first women when Terry Swanson, site manager of Gibbs Museum, explores the lives of Dakota women from 1750 to 1850.

• Quilting for the Cause: Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., New Brighton Library, 400 N.W. 10th St. For nearly 200 years, women have created quilts to accomplish social change. Help celebrate Women’s History Month with quilter Laura Nagel as she presents quilts, antique and modern. Nagel will offer a textile testament to women’s history and show how needlework has been used to promote everything from one-room schoolhouses to women’s right to vote.

• Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam: Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave. Historian Kim Heikkila will talk about Minnesota women who served as nurses during the Vietnam War. Dedicated healers, the women found that some of the most difficult wounds they encountered were the psychological ones. Heikkila will be joined by two of the nurse veterans who will talk about their experiences.

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