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Orange Community Women Present “Women & War”

Connecticut’s history is filled with remarkable women who have achieved extraordinary things.  Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved.

Orange Community Women (OCW) is proud to host “Women & War”, a presentation which will spotlight noted women warriors, including a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, Harriet Beecher Stowe who sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time.  We will learn more about this year’s Hall of Fame inductees including our own Captain Kristen M. Griest, Amity graduate, and the first female infantry officer in the US Army and one of the first two women to graduate from Army Ranger School.

This free event is part of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame “Talks on the Road” series, and will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Case Memorial Library.

The mission of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut Women, preserve their stories, educate the public, and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls.  CWHF inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers.  For more information on CWHF, visit

Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. and seeks to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction.  OCW meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 at HPCC and new members are always welcome.  For information about joining OCW, please contact Donna Wesolowski at

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