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Jun 16

Skirting Traditions Lecture Series - Gail Bornfield on Ellie Mattausch

Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Sharlot Hall Museum - 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott

Eleanor "Ellie" Mattausch was born in Chicago on May 9, 1931, during the Great Depression when financial hardship was affecting the birth rate. After graduating from University of Illinois and moved to Arizona. A broadcaster on radio and TV news shows in the Phoenix area, later she was news editor of the San Pedro Valley News in rural southeastern Arizona, while she free-lanced for a number of papers, then became editor of the Fort Huachuca Scout, and eventually helped start the Oracle monthly newspaper in Pinal County.

Dr. Gail Bornfield, the author of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Practical Guide for Teachers, Practical Strategies for Mathematics Instruction, Practical Strategies for Reading Instruction, and Practical Strategies for Written Language Instruction, is on special assignment with the public schools in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Bornfield has served grades K-12 in the public schools as a teacher, school psychologist, emotionally handicapped specialist, principal, and special education administrator. She has worked directly with students with ADHD and as a consultant to teachers of students with ADHD, and has made presentations at national conferences on ADHD. Dr. Bornfield's goal has always been to ensure that students gain self-control and become as independent as possible academically.

$3 for members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited, so please call 928-445-3122 to RSVP.

Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012, an anthology, chronicles the lives and accomplishments of 28 Arizona women who exhibited resilience, creativity and the grit to survive, whether on the frontier of a young state or in a male-dominated profession. These are women who in their time, by "skirting traditions," were often controversial. The narratives in "Skirting Traditions" move forward from the beginning of statehood in 1912 to the modern day, describing daring feats, patriotic actions, and amazing accomplishments by women profiled. Please visit the Sharlot Hall Museum store to purchase your own copy of this book for $22.95.

In 2012, the book was designated an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. Eighteen award winning members of the Arizona Press Women, sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women Education Fund, each penned a chapter for this project. Proceeds from book sales will fund college scholarships in Arizona.

To celebrate this centennial project Sharlot Hall Museum is pleased to present a series of lectures by each of the authors of Skirting Traditions throughout 2013.

For more information, please visit the Sharlot Hall Museum website.