The following are photos and source documents used in the writing of "Women of Steilacoom". The book is available in the Museum Store. Read the lead article here. Left to right, Joan Curtis, Nancy Covert, Janda Volkmer. See narrative.
Dr. Mary Perkins (close up from photo above).
Janet Tait (also known as "Miss Tait"). See narrative.
Jane Bair Light (in blue dress)
L. to R. - Susanne Davidson, Margaret Humm Wilkinson, Jane Bair Light, Jean Dyer Swanson.
Jean Dyer Swanson, Nancy Covert, Lenore Rogers, Susanne Davidson, Margaret Humm Wilkinson, Jane Bair Light.
The following are collectively known (in 2009 as this web page was published) as the "Contemporary Women of Steilacoom." The women presented progams about early 20th century Steilacoom women and their impact on town history. The lectures focused on contributions made by Hattie Bair, Clenda Davidson, Janet Tait, Dr. Mary Perkins, Joan Curtis, Janda Volkmer, and Gladys Parker. To learn more about these women, click on the narrative link associated with their photos above. A complete copy of the lectures is available in Women of Steilacoom (available in the SHMA gift shop) a booklet sponsored by the Women's History Consortium of Washington State as part of the state's Suffrage Centennial (see more information at www.washingtonhistory.org). Shanna Stevenson is coordinator for the state-wide project. A book about women's contributions to the vote in Washiongton State is availalbe at the State History Museum in Tacoma.