The Women’s Room Project

I have started working on a new project for Aurora County!

The Women’s Room History Project recovers and highlights the stories of women who, at one time, resided in Aurora County, South Dakota. This crowd-sourced project invites the community to compile and share details about these women for inclusion in the Women’s Room exhibit at the Sweep-VanDyke Railroad Museum & Cultural Center, Plankinton, South Dakota. This new collection of stories will help showcase women’s contributions to life in Aurora County, and therefore, create a more accurate, inclusive, and representative history of the area.

I am asking people to provide facts about dates and family members, and, especially, that information which helps capture the subjects interests, personality, character, and other unique aspects. There is also an opportunity to attach pictures and other documents. 

Click on the ‘Women’s Room” pull-down menu above to access more detail, including instructions and the questionnaire which collects the data. Additionally, I have included eleven sample profiles, which show how the information provided will be formatted.

Let me know if you are interested in providing stories about your ancestors!

About Ruth Page Jones

I am an independent Historian, writing and speaking on topics about community, the Midwest, and Woman Suffrage. I created this account as a Graduate Student UW Milwaukee. I graduated in December of 2015.
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