Canceled: Women at Northern: The First Twenty-five Years

A dramatized lecture based on the research of Barbara Cole Peters.

This one-night performance in celebration of Women’s History Month will draw the audience back to the early days of the Northern Illinois State Normal School through historical background and excerpts from primary source documents such as letters and photographs. The vivid stories of the Huff sisters, who taught music at NISNS; the “Dorm Girls” who were among the first students to live at Williston Hall; and esteemed faculty such as Lida Brown McMurry, Anna Parmelee, and Ida Simonson will provide a unique insight into Northern’s early days, from the school’s opening in 1899 through the achievement of women’s right to vote in 1920. Researched, written, and performed by Kendra Helton and Rebekka Ayres.

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 PM

Holmes Student Center, Sandburg Auditorium
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Huskie Pride, Arts and Culture

Target Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff, General Public


125th Anniversary, 125 Lecture Series, Women's History Month, canceled

Contact Name

Paul Kassel

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