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International Women’s Day Webinar: Nursing in North Carolina

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Greensboro History Museum! Discover the amazing history of nursing pioneers across North Carolina with nurse, educator and historian Phoebe Pollitt.

Pollitt has spent her career studying and celebrating the accomplishments of nurses past and present. She is the author of nearly 50 articles, three books, and numerous presentations, many of which tell the stories of North Carolina’s nursing heroes. In 2019, she retired as an associate professor of nursing at Appalachian State University. She lives in Boone.

Register to join webinar on Zoom or plan to watch livestream at facebook.com/GHMuseum.



Photograph: Jean Payne Rabie Papers, Greensboro History Museum Archives. 


Lifted Voices: Greensboro Women

Hear about Greensboro women’s successes and struggles from costumed interpreters in the museum galleries.

Lifted Voices is a series of living history events that bring to life people and stories from Greensboro’s past. This is a free, family-friendly program. Drop by and walk around the museum to experience history in first person.

Women in Greensboro’s Landscape of Memory

Greensboro has statues, markers and memorials dedicated to many men from the past – Nathanael Greene, William Sidney Porter, Dr. George Simkins, the Greensboro Four – but far fewer to remind us of women from the past. For International Women’s Day we’ll talk to people connected to three projects focused on women to be dedicated in Greensboro in the coming months:

  • Sarah Thuesen and Tiffany Holland from Guilford College on a new marker to recognize free woman of color Lavina Curry and her support of Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad in the New Garden area
  • Catherine Magid on a monument and marker recognizing suffragist Gertrude Weil and the establishment of the North Carolina League of Women Voters at the historic Guilford County Courthouse
  • Artist Victoria Milstein on the Women’s Holocaust Memorial planned for LeBauer Park

At a time when the value and purpose of monuments and historic markers is under debate, what do these efforts mean for a changing landscape of memory here in Greensboro?

Register to join on Zoom or watch live on YouTube


This International Women’s Day program is also part of a new GHM Education Webinar series Minding Our Monuments: Discovering Lost Pieces of Greensboro History

History Notes Podcast: Women in Media

History Notes podcast shares conversations with women journalists in Greensboro and beyond. Tune in Tuesdays for new episodes.