Media Mint Publishing

News and Information

Just Published

The lastest Adventures of The Sizzling Six:
Operation Terrapin Rescue

Operation Terrapin Rescue favocon
Sample and Purchase



Follow BLOGS by Email
cldatnow@me.com
Subject:
“Subscribe”


New Service:

Teacher Handout
Author Presentations

All books avaible for download:
Google eBooks
Kindle
iBook Store
Smashwords
Diesel eBooks
Sony eBooks
Android Market


Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 11.06.46 AM
Books


Follow us:

Screen Shot 2013-04-17 at 2.47.49 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 10.38.58 AM

Follow author: Claire Datnow
Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 10.35.32 AMScreen Shot 2013-04-25 at 10.38.58 AM

More about the Author
Visit my Author page on Facebook
Visit my Author Page on Amazon

08 October 2017
27 August 2017
30 July 2017
09 July 2017
18 June 2017
04 June 2017
14 May 2017
23 April 2017
22 January 2017
02 October 2016
25 September 2016
11 September 2016
28 August 2016
29 May 2016
24 April 2016
03 April 2016
06 March 2016
20 December 2015
29 November 2015
15 November 2015
01 November 2015
25 October 2015
18 October 2015
20 September 2015
06 September 2015
30 August 2015
09 August 2015
05 July 2015
14 June 2015
10 May 2015
19 April 2015
15 March 2015
01 March 2015
01 February 2015
25 January 2015
18 January 2015
11 January 2015
28 December 2014
14 December 2014
07 December 2014
09 November 2014
19 October 2014
12 October 2014
05 October 2014
24 August 2014
03 August 2014
27 July 2014
20 July 2014
08 June 2014
01 June 2014
18 May 2014
11 May 2014
27 April 2014
20 April 2014
06 April 2014
23 March 2014
16 March 2014
23 February 2014
15 December 2013
08 December 2013
01 December 2013
17 November 2013
03 November 2013
20 October 2013
13 October 2013
06 October 2013
29 September 2013
08 September 2013
25 August 2013
18 August 2013
04 August 2013
14 July 2013
07 July 2013
23 June 2013
16 June 2013
09 June 2013
12 May 2013
05 May 2013
28 April 2013
21 April 2013
14 April 2013
07 April 2013
31 March 2013
17 March 2013
10 March 2013
03 March 2013
13 January 2013
06 January 2013
30 December 2012
09 December 2012
02 December 2012
25 November 2012
11 November 2012
30 September 2012
23 September 2012
02 September 2012
19 August 2012
12 August 2012
29 July 2012
22 July 2012
01 July 2012
20 May 2012
13 May 2012
06 May 2012
22 April 2012
08 April 2012
25 March 2012
18 March 2012
04 March 2012
26 February 2012
19 February 2012
05 February 2012
29 January 2012
22 January 2012
15 January 2012
20 November 2011
06 November 2011
30 October 2011
16 October 2011
02 October 2011
25 September 2011
11 September 2011
14 August 2011
17 July 2011
10 July 2011
26 June 2011
05 June 2011
08 May 2011
03 April 2011
27 February 2011
13 February 2011
30 January 2011
09 January 2011
05 December 2010
21 November 2010
14 November 2010

YA Eco Mysteries, Memoirs, Novels & Travel

Women's Hall of Fame

Alabama Women's Hall of Fame
Our
midsummer jaunt with friends of the Cosmos Club began with a visit to The Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in Marion, Alabama, located on the historic campus of Judson College.
Visit to Judson College
Visit to Judson College, Alabama

As we stepped into the beautifully restored A. Howard Bean Hall, rows of
gleaming bronze plaques, honoring Alabama’s most outstanding women, welcomed us in. Pausing before the inscriptions on the plaques, we discovered the significant contributions each one of them have made to our state and nation.


Womens' Hall of Fame
Plaques Honoring Women in the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

It was inspiring to get to “know” women like
Helen Adams Keller, Julia Strudwick Tutwiler, Amelia Gayle Gorgas, Tallulah Bankhead, Mildred Westervelt Warner and others through original portraits, photographs, letters, and the bronze plaques. One of the most meaningful to me, is the plaque in honor of Blanche Evans Dean as I am a recipient of the Alabama Nature Conservancy Blanche Dean Award for Outstanding Nature Educator.

Blance Dean.Women's Hall of Fame j
Blanche Dean Award

The Hall of Fame, celebrating and honoring women, is most appropriately situated on the Judson College campus. In 1838, at a time when formal education for women was rare, people with a vision began urging support for a school for young women in Marion, Alabama.  One of the visionaries, Dr. Milo P. Jewett, came to Alabama to establish a school for young women that would provide them with the same quality of education that young men received at Harvard and Yale. The founders fervently believed that education for women would provide them with the opportunity to discover and develop their intelligence and talents to benefit society.  


Judson College, Marion, Alabama
Cosmos Group at Judson College, Alabama

After a pleasant lunch in downtown Marion, we toured Reverie a historic Greek Revival mansion built circa 1858, and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original owner was Joseph Thompson Whitsitt, a planter and railroad investor. Due to wartime financial constraints, Mr. Whitsitt sold the mansion to a wealthy cotton broker. Union troops occupied the town of Marion and used the house as their headquarters. 

Reverie Historic Mansion
Reverie, 1858 Historic Greek Revival Mansion, Marion, AL

Framed by spreading live oaks, the white Greek Revival mansion with monumental Doric columns, immediately brought to mind Tara, the mansion portrayed in Gone with the Wind. A gracious local guide escorted us through the meticulously restored home. The original plaster moldings and medallions, ornate fireplaces, oak floors, highlighted the elegant period antiques.

reverie through the window
Knot Garden Viewed from the Window of an Upstairs Bedroom of Reverie

Our midsummer jaunt proved to be a most pleasant excursion, but also inspiring and educational one.
A personal reflection: Judson College and The Alabama Women's Hall of Fame celebrate, inspire, and honor the achievements of women. Indeed, women in America today fare far better than our foremothers. But the gains women have secured—the right to vote, working outside the home, laws that make domestic violence illegal—should not obscure the reality that there is still much work to be done on behalf on women, in America and around the world.
interior reverie
Hallway, Reverie Mansion

Additional Resources:
The Nine Inheritors (historical novel, explores the theme of women's status in traditional societies)
Behind the Walled Garden of Apartheid ( memoir, explores the theme of growing up under apartheid)
The Adventures of The Sizzling Six (eco mystery series promoting conservation (middle grades)

Visit my Author Page on Facebook

Visit my Author page on Amazon


WANT TO SHARE OR COMMENT? Please click on the icons(s) of your favorite social media to share, or to comment.