Women's History Month Trolley Tour

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Saturday March 25

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Celebrate Women’s History Month with BCA! Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum is rich in women’s history, with many amazing women eternally resting here.

Susan Blow, opened the first kindergarten in the United States;

Martha Brown, a 3-Time Gold Medalist for Swimming;

Adaline Weston Couzins, who founded the St. Louis Union Aid Society to help Union Soldiers during the Civil War;

 Edna Gellhorn, a Civil Rights Activist during WWII and a suffragist who traveled the country in support of the League of Women voters;

Virginia Minor, a suffragist who is best remembered as the plaintiff in Minor v. Happersett, an 1874 United States Supreme Court case in which she unsuccessfully argued that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote;

Mary Metcalf Rexford, a WWII ‘doughnut girl’ and one of the first women to land on Utah Beach after the invasion

Irma Rombauer, who bested Julia Child with the first published edition of “The Joy of Cooking” in the 1930s;

Sarah Teasdale, winner of the first Pulitzer Price for poetry in 1918.

♦ Seating is limited and reservations are required.

♦ We ask that everyone arrive between 9:30 am and 9:45 am for a prompt 10:00 am departure.

♦ The Trolley is climate controlled but weather appropriate clothing is suggested as opportunities to disembark from the vehicle are available.

♦ This tour is free, however, donations to the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery are gratefully accepted.