EventsNoteworthy and Notorious Women

Noteworthy and Notorious Women

April 9, 2019 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Central Library


Did you know there are some 'Noteworthy and Notorious Women' laid to rest here at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum? Depending on a time period, one can be both Noteworthy and Notorious.  Virginia Minor who today is Noteworthy for her effects to secure the right to vote for her gender, was considered so Notorious in her day that no Clergy could be secured for her funeral.  Getty Cori had few job options in her day, so she took a position which labeled her an assistant to her husband at Washington University.  She would go on to become the third women and the first American women in history to win the Nobel Prize in science. Learn about many other women who left their mark on history and then made their final rest at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Join us for this presentation by Dan Fuller, a Master Guide and Volunteer Coordinator at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. In addition to being active at Bellefontaine, Dan is a docent at Tower Grove House, the country house of Henry Shaw which in turn became the Missouri Botanical Garden. Additionally, Dan has been a docent for many House Tours in the Shaw, Lafayette, and Compton Heights neighborhoods. Dan is also an active member of the 1904 World’s Fair Society and a certified member of the Professional Tour Guide Association in St. Louis.

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