Celebrating Nevada County’s Women in History

Celebrating Nevada County’s Women in History

Get a bit of history with a commemorative card, designed and produced by Nevada County women: Design by Pamela Biery, illustration by Stephanie Sobierski and printed by Judith Berliner of Full Circle Press. Now available with a $10 contribution at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce office.

As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, join the Famous Marching Presidents in recognizing a great California suffragette, Ellen Clark Sargent.

Nevada City California resident Ellen Clark Sargent was a close friend and ally to Susan B. Anthony. Sargent founded the Nevada County Women Suffrage Assoc. and was a key figure in eventually combining East and West Coast efforts into a unified organization, which later became the League of Women Voters.

Nevada City non-profit Famous Marching Presidents produced a video that chronicles Ellen’s work for women’s right to vote. Set in the format of a return from the past, Ms. Sargent is interviewed by a present-day host. Actor Mary Baird is joined by Rick Ewald in portraying this original work, written by Pamela Biery. See the finished video and share with friends here. https://youtu.be/8LN0gOftmPI

Take home a bit of history with a fine press card, generously donated by Judith Berliner of Full Circle Press and illustrated by Stephanie Sobierski. Suitable for framing or mailing as a gift, these 8.5” x 5.5” letterpress cards are available for sale at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce with a $10 donation (funds support the video project). Nevada City Chamber of Commerce hours currently are 9-5 on Friday and 11-4 on Saturday.

Learn more and contribute at:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/ellen-sargent-fil

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Actor Mary Baird portrays Ellen Clark Sargent in the video “An Evening with Ellen” taped at the historic Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall, where Aaron Sargent was a founding member in 1853. This video was produced by the Famous Marching Presidents. See the video at https://youtu.be/8LN0gOftmPI