A Tale of Two Mary’s
March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Haughawout will present a program entitled “A Tale of Two Mary’s.” The Illinois Valley is justifiably proud of the leaders it has produced: Leaders in the fields of politics (Abolitionist leaders and founders of the Republican Party), union organizing and business. However, we seldom mention the importance of the female leaders of the area. The presentation will be in honor of National Women’s History Month and include information on two influential women from the Illinois Valley who made significant contributions in their fields and were coincidentally both named Mary.
Mary Moreland was the first Congregational minister in the US from Wyanet. Mary Hegeler Carus was a business and civic leader from LaSalle. Each was influential in their communities as well as providing pioneering leadership to the Illinois Valley.
Pamela Haughawout became a volunteer at the Bureau County Genealogical Society after her retirement as a financial consultant to the health care industry.