The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center presents its latest exhibit “Women of Norwich: Trailblazers and Torchbearers,” with an opening reception to be held on Friday, Sept. 4, from 3-5 p.m.
The state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Sullivan Museum and History Center is free and open to the public.
Women at Norwich have been an integral part of the success of the university. While many women during the early years of the Academy were “behind the scenes” their contributions were important, lasting, and helped shape the institution Norwich is today.
This exhibition features many facets of the women who were “first”– first ladies of the Norwich presidents, first women in the Corps of Cadets, and first women in fields where they have not traditionally been employed or deployed.
The exhibit includes perspectives of notables such as Norwich founder Captain Alden Partridge’s wife, Anne Partridge; the first eight women to enter the Corps of Cadets; as well as today’s women of Norwich, both civilian and cadet. Notably, in 1974 Norwich was among the earliest of military academies to accept women into its Corps of Cadets.
The Sullivan Museum and History Center is located on the Northfield campus of Norwich University. It is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year. There is no charge for admission to the museum. For more information call 802.485.2183 or visit the museum’s website or Facebook page.
Nancy Young ’76 pictured above. Photo courtesy of Nancy Young.