FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Ellen Reis Development and Outreach Coordinator St.

Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main St. St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 Phone: 802-748-8291, ext. 306 Email: mreis@stjathenaeum.org Website: www.stjathenaeum.org Date: May 5, 2013

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM HOSTS LECTURE ON THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT
St. Johnsbury, VT – The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is pleased to welcome area photographer Diana Mara Henry for her lecture titled, "The Women’s Rights Movement—A Photographic Journey.” The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 7 p.m. in Athenaeum Hall. Henry is the fourth guest speaker in a series of nine lectures presented as part of the 2013 Arts and Culture Series at the Athenaeum. Her lecture highlights key figures during the Women’s Rights Movement that began in the late 1960’s including Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Bella Abzug, Jane Fonda, Rosalynn Carter and Gloria Steinem. She began her career in photojournalism at Radcliffe College and continued as photo editor of the Harvard Crimson from 1967 to 1969. She received Harvard's Ferguson History Prize (1967) and received an A.B. in Government from Harvard University in 1969. As official photographer for the first National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977, she had unlimited access to many of the most important feminist leaders of the 1970s. Her photographs have appeared in many magazines and books such as The Perfect Portfolio, Newsweek's Pictures of the Year 1977 and the 1989 Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles. She has exhibited in many locations including a one-woman show at the Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY; the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America; The Women's Museum, Dallas, TX; and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC. Henry is also known for her coverage of the 1972 and 1976 National Democratic Conventions and for her coverage of the campaigns of Eugene McCarthy, Elizabeth Holtzman, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Additional information is available at www.dianamarahenry.com.

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The Arts and Culture Series at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum invites area professionals to share their experiences with the community. The lectures are open to the public and admission is by donation. The next lecture, scheduled for Thursday, June 20th , welcomes area musician and artist Jeff Gold for his third lecture on the lives of Hudson River School artists. His lecture is titled “Capturing Nature – The Art of Asher B. Durand.” For additional information and the 2013 schedule of the Arts & Culture Series, please contact the Athenaeum at 802-748-8291 or visit the website www.stjathenaeum.org.

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