Green Mountain Girls: Women of the Long Trail discussed March 24 in Waterbury

Sent in collaboration with the Vermont Women's History Project of the Vermont Historical Society, March 11, 2016

Waterbury, VT – The Three Musketeers were a national sensation when they became the first women to hike the long trail from Canada to Massachusetts in 1927. But they are only the most famous of the many have completed the country’s oldest long-distance footpath. Over the past century numerous other women have followed in their footsteps, not just as hikers but as leaders of the Green Mountain Club.

On Thursday, March 24, join the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Commission for Women to celebrate Women’s History Month. This event will take place at the Green Mountain Club in Waterbury beginning at 7:00 pm.

Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins says, “We are glad to collaborate once again with the Vermont Commission on Women, along with the Green Mountain Club. We strive to highlight the important contributions of women in our state’s history and gain a better understanding of their leadership and notable achievements.”

Reidun Nuquist is the speaker for the evening—longtime member of the Green Mountain Club who writes frequently on the history of the Long Trail. A Montpelier resident, she was a librarian at the Vermont Historical Society and the University of Vermont’s Bailey/Howe Library.

This program is free and open to the public, thanks to co-sponsorship from Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Denis, Ricker and Brown, and Vermont Mutual Insurance Group. 

Please contact Amanda Gustin at (802) 828-2180 for more information or go to vermonthistory.org/calendar.