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Contact: Danica Romeyn , (509) 631-4191
Join the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the local Colville, Washington branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to celebrate the contributions of women to local history during Women's History Month. On March 9, at the Colville Public Library, a panel of local women speakers will present "Her Story: Women Pioneers in the Establishment and Development of Health Care in Northeast Washington." The presentation will begin at 6pm at the Library, followed by questions and discussion.
The panel will feature Sister Sharon Stangler of the Dominican Sisters. She will begin by describing the settlement of the Dominican Nuns in Kettle Falls and their experiences in establishing healthcare in Northeast Washington. The evening will continue with the second panelist, Dr. Leslie Waters, who came to the tri-county area as the first woman physician in 1986. The third panelist will conclude by discussing the role of women in healthcare as advances are made in medical care into the future.
Women's History Month pays tribute to the generations of women whose commitment and contributions have proved invaluable to our society. Programs celebrating the unique contributions by women will be celebrated throughout March at National Park Service sites spanning the country.