Center for Colorado Women’s History to host International Day of the Girl essay contest

The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House in Denver will host an essay contest to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Denver metro Girl Scouts in grades three through eighth are invited to learn about women who have made a difference in history, so that they can use them as inspiration to create a better tomorrow.

Participants will submit a 250 to 500 word essay responding to the prompt:

“We have many reasons to recognize and thank the women who came before us. We know that they have shown strength and determination in their vision for their community and their country. Their legacy still lives on today. How does their legacy inspire you to create a better future for yourself and your community?”

Three winners will be invited to attend an afternoon tea to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, at 4 p.m., at the Center for Colorado Women’s History.

Essays should be submitted with a parent’s name, email, and student’s grade level, by Friday, September 21, at 4 p.m., online at www.historycolorado.org/dayofthegirl or by email to michael.erickson@state.co.us.

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is located inside the historic Byers-Evans House Museum at 1310 Bannock St. in Denver. For more information on the Center for Colorado Women’s History, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh, call (303) 620-4933, or visit the Center’s Facebook page.

About Center for Colorado Women’s History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is the first state museum focused on the past, present, and future achievements of Colorado women. The Women’s History Center focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House is a Community Museum of History Colorado. For more information, visit www.h-co.org/ccwh.

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History Colorado’s mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms.

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