Event Features Women’s Role In Chenango Co Cooperative Extension


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cooperative extension of chenango county womenThe Coventry Museum will host a presentation showcasing the historic circle of women leaders from 1915 to the present who helped build the Cooperative Extension of Chenango County. Attendees are asked to bring uniforms, photographs, badges, souvenirs and memories to share, if possible.

This interactive program and slide show will be presented by CCE’s Community Educator Emily Jane Anderson on Tuesday, August 30,  2016, at 6 pm, at the Community Meeting Room of the Coventryville Congregational Church, 113 County Route 27, Coventryville, NY.

The program will include an exhibit of historic documents, posters, maps, and images about the Cooperative Extension of Chenango County (CCE), and the women who, from the outset, played pivotal roles in creating and nurturing its programs and services, and details about CCE’s current programs.

Featured women will include Adelaide Barts, Sarah Petit, Alice Blinn, Leah Smith Dexter, Betty Gustin, Marylin Carly, and Janet Pfromm.  Emily Anderson’s presentation will include the origins and history of the Home Bureau and the New York State Cooperative Extension Project, as it evolved through Cornell University, going back to the Land Grant Colleges initiated by President Lincoln; the origins and history of Cooperative Extension of Chenango County in Norwich.  The Program will leave time for the Emily Anderson to answer questions.

Light refreshments will be served. The Coventry Museum will be open for visitors to tour, before the Program, from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. For more information, call (607) 639- 4073 or email agoldcrow@aol.com.

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