Show and Tell: Helen Gougar: Legal, Journalistic, and influential Advocate for Women at the turn of the 20th Century @ The History Center

522 Columbia Street, Lafayette, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • Presented By: Tippecanoe County Historical Association
  • Dates: April 4, 2023
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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If there was a political issue of the day in the 1890’s Helen Gougar was probably somewhere near the center of the fight. Whether it be as an activist for Women’s Suffrage or the Temperance and Prohibition movement, or as an advocate for laws to protect victims of domestic violence, Helen led a life long battle for what she viewed as fundamental “human rights” that belonged to women. Her roles took her from the smoky writing rooms of newspapers to the Indiana Supreme Court. Come hear the hard-fought tales about how Lafayette native, Helen Gougar, helped lift up the roles of women in society and changed the way women were viewed.

Learn more about Show & Tell programs:  Remember grade school Show & Tell, and how you looked forward to it all week? We all brought things from home that we thought were special or that were important to us. Recapture that school magic with TCHA’s Show & Tell programs! Bring a favorite piece from your collections, share what you know with others in the audience, and learn something new! Afterwards, sit back in your chair and engage with the presenter’s program.