Famous Five (statue) to visit Lambton during Women’s Day events

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The women who led the groundbreaking case which led to women being recognized as people will grace some of the Women’s Day events in Lambton – at least a replica of them.

The so-called “Famous Five” were petitioners in the 1929 decision which gave women the right to be ‘persons’ under the law. A statue of Emily Murphy, Henrietta Edwards, Neillie McClung, Louise McKinny and Irene Parlby was erected in Ottawa in 2000. This year, a two foot high replica of the statue will be shown during some of the events being planned by the Lambton County Library in March.

The Famous 5 Maquette will only be on display during three International Women’s Day events at the Sarnia Library Theatre and for a 15-minute period before and after each of those same events on March 1, 6, and 15.

Among the events will be a forum on women in business, women who shaped Lambton’s history, a talk on the History of the Women’s Institutes in Lambton and a talk by ‘community driven’ women.

Registration is required to attend the International Women’s Day events. Visit the library’s program calendar at http://lclibrary.ca