Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Exhibit: Women Who Changed Maritime History

(by Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian)

Captain and Mrs. G. T. Peterson aboard C. A. Thayer, San Pedro Harbor (near Los Angeles, CA), December, 1905.
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During the month of March, the Park is celebrating Women's History Month with many programs and a special exhibit in the Visitor's Center, "Women Who Changed Maritime History."  High quality selections from the Park's photographic collections illustrate maritime women throughout history, in this free exhibit, open seven days a week.

While you're there, explore the permanent Waterfront Exhibit where you can see many of the Park's artifacts on display as well as seeing our beautiful first order Fresnel lighthouse lens.  For more free fun, ask the helpful staff at the desk to give you directions to the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building--our Maritime Museum--where even more of our collections are on display.  Take the time for a walk on the Hyde Street Pier as well, to see the ships, on which many of these women made history.

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