Pioneers of women's rights honored in Oregon City
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in the United States.
The Clackamas County Heritage Council partnered with the Three Rivers Artist Guild to create mobile figures that depict several significant women and movements in Oregon history. These unique art pieces will be posted at various historical sites and local businesses around Oregon City and greater Clackamas County.
Clackamas County Historical Society members held a private "She Flies With Her Own Wings" socially-distanced open house on Nov. 12 in the Tumwater Ballroom. To view the traveling "She Flies With Her Own Wings" figures, the reception was limited to 25, with the guest list featuring artists, project contributors and affiliates. Social distancing and masks were mandatory, and guests were offered pre-packages beverages and appetizers. This reception allowed participants to view all the figures in one setting before they would be disseminated to sites in Oregon City and Clackamas County.
"She Flies With Her Own Wings" is collaboration between the Three Rivers Artist Guild and the Clackamas County Heritage Council, which seeks to highlight women's achievements both in Oregon and beyond in celebration of 100 years of 19th Amendment being passed. It has an accompanying biographies of both the figures and the corresponding artists.
Over the next several weeks you can find the figures at the following locations:
• Hazel Ying Lee — Available
• Marguerite McLoughlin — The Holmes House
• Rosie the Riveter — Corner 14 Food Carts, Spirits, and Brew
• Marie Equi — Museum of the Oregon Territory
• 70s Peace Movement — World HeART Fair Trade
• Abigail Scott Duniway — The Abernethy Center
• Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Available
• Me Too Movement — Available
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