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Fast Women/Hot Plates Series Kicks off Women's History Month
Posted: February 18, 2015

March is National Women's History Month and with a theme of Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives Ford House is celebrating with a series of programs to explore the stories of Women Who Motor.

“Looking at the history of the automobile, you can see how women influenced – directly and indirectly - the industry,” said Cindy Olsen, Ford House Director of Material Culture and curator for the Women Who Motor exhibition. “Added comfort and room. The electric start. A focus on safety. Attention to design. Women had their voices heard – and everyone benefited.”
 
Olsen is the featured speaker at Fast Women/Hot Plates, a series of talks, tours and tastings.  She will take attendees on a journey through the Women Who Motor exhibit followed by a lively talk while you enjoy motoring-inspired delectables prepared by Chef Erik.  
 
March 15
She's in the Lead - America's first female racer, Joan Newton Cuneo
 
March 22
A Woman's Place - Early advertising aimed at women drivers
 
March 29
Teen Takeover - The auto lifestyle of Post War teenage girls.
 
The talks are Sundays at 2 p.m.
Cost: $35/$30 members per event or $90/$80 members for the full series
 
Space is limited, so register in the events section of the web site.  
 
 
 

 

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