Arts & Entertainment

Lives of 4 women to be portrayed starting Sept. 7

The lives of four historic women of the 1800s and 1900s will be depicted in living history monologues Sept. 7-8, 23 and Oct. 16 in the Tri-Cities.

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was a physician during the Civil War and the only woman to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Her life will be portrayed Sept. 7 by Jean Rice of the Tri-Cities.

The life of Florence Nightingale, who started the nursing profession during the Crimean War from 1836-1840, will be portrayed Sept. 8 by Rice.

On Sept. 23, the life of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell will be presented. Blackwell was a social activist and doctor who spearheaded the first medical schools for women. She will be portrayed by Linda Gray Kelley of the Tri-Cities.

These performances start at 7 p.m. at the main branch of the Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St., Kennewick. Admission is free.

Wrapping up the series on Oct. 16 will be the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, the former first lady and wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

This event will be performed by Rice at the Clarion Hotel in Richland. Cost is $25 and includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are available at the door.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;