Museum Notes


March 16, 2023

Today, it is not uncommon for a woman from the U.S. to travel around the world for a career, but in the early 1900’s, such a life was hard to imagine. So, when 25-year-old Emma Olson of Round Prairie left to work in Singapore in August of 1911, the local newspaper exclaimed about her “sacrifice” and “banishment from home, family and all that she holds dear”. Emma and her younger sister Della chose lives of education, travel, and leadership, and we’ll focus on them for Women’s...

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