Women of Cuyahoga Valley:
Harriet Louise Keeler and Jane Edna Hunter
Speaker: Arrye Rosser
Date & Time:
February 28, 2023 @ 7:00pm
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In the 1920s, one of the first areas of public parkland in Cuyahoga Valley—the Harriet Keeler Memorial Woods—was preserved in honor of this “Teacher-Author-Citizen.” It remains the heart of Brecksville Reservation. In the 1930s, the Phillis Wheatley Association—lead by Jane Edna Hunter—founded Camp Mueller just south of Peninsula. The camp served primarily African American youth from Cleveland until it was recently sold. Both Keeler and Hunter were remarkable women whose long professional careers were born from the social movements of the Progressive Era. Come hear Ranger Arrye Rosser make the case that their achievements are nationally significant.
Arrye Rosser is the interpretive and education specialist at Cuyahoga Valley National Park where she has worked for 30 years. She helped develop the new exhibits at Canal Exploration Center, along Towpath Trail, and at Boston Mill Visitor Center. Arrye’s current focus is digital storytelling.