Pamplin Media Group – Milwaukie to Celebrate Living Women’s History

Anthropologist to discuss her research as influential citizens tell personal stories

Milwaukie’s living women’s history will be celebrated this year at Ledding Library’s second lecture series titled “Women’s History Project – A Personal Perspective” beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2.

The Milwaukie Museum, City of Milwaukie and Willamette Falls Studios are proud to present a program celebrating the women of Milwaukie, including personal stories from the people who know them best.

Featured, Carolyn Tomei, former mayor and state representative; Nancy Wittig, lifelong Milwaukie resident and Ledding Library employee for more than 45 years; Elizabeth Start, a champion for social justice and sustainability; and Enid Briggs, a matriarch of the Minthorn Church and Museum of Milwaukie.

“History will record their accomplishments, but personal stories will show us the true loving and caring nature of our women in Milwaukie,” said Greg Hemer, director of communications for the Milwaukie Historical Society.

Milwaukie’s March 2 program will include a special address from Councilwoman Kathy Hyzy. Emilia Gonzalez-Clements, an anthropologist by training, will discuss the results of her research for the Milwaukie Historical Society’s Women’s History Project, including the process and interviews that were involved.

You can watch the program on Comcast Channel 30 or the City of Milwaukie YouTube channel. Find it online on the day of the event by visiting the city calendar at

For more, check out the Milwaukie History Museum Facebook page or visit the Ledding Library for more details.

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