Women in History

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, our La Mesa-El Cajon Branch provides 4th-6th grade students in four school districts with the opportunity to meet women from past and current history through our living history program. Our presentations consist of two or three women who appear in costume and talk about their lives and contributions to U.S. or world history. Each person speaks about her own life’s accomplishments, followed by a Q & A session. Among our popular characters are Georgia O’Keeffe, Sacajawea, Sonia Sotomayor, Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Kate Sessions, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, Nellie Bly, and Annie Oakley.


Eleanor Roosevelt

Sonia Sotomayor