Media Theatre Program
In the 1920's and 30's it was very popular for local movie theatre to issue pamphlets
like the one below. They were issued every week to advertise coming movies and promote town events and businesses. This rare pamphlet is from 1932.
Marple Historical Society
1696 Thomas Massey House
the Eddystone Munitions plant
By Kurt Sellers
Marple Christian Church
475 Lawrence Rd. Broomall
Middletown Township Historical Society presents a special lecture
HOWARD SHAW AND HER WOMEN WORKING DURING WORLD WAR I
by Nancy Webster,
Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
at Lima Estates, 411 North
Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063
Free and open to the public, no registration
(this program is rescheduled from Monday, March 19)
Join us for this special program on the Reverend Doctor Anna Howard Shaw, minister, physician, ardent feminist, masterful orator and resident of Moylan, PA. Early in her career Dr. Shaw worked to improve individual morality by ministering at two churches while earning a medical degree but she never practiced medicine. Instead, she took up the crusade for temperance and women’s suffrage. She served as the third Preisdent of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which was founded in 1890 by Susan B. Anthony. Shaw's term in office, 1904 to 1915, saw strong growth in the organization's membership and public approval. Show continued to work for women's suffrage and during World War I, she was appointed chair of the Woman’s Committee of the United States Council of National Defense, which was established by the federal government to coordinate resources for the war and to promote public morale. She coordinatied women’s contributions to the war effort. For this work she became the first woman to earn the Distinguished Service Medal. At the end of the war, at the request of President Wilson and former President Taft, she lectured in the U.S. and Europe in support of world peace and the League of Nations. She died in July, 1919, just before the Women’s Suffrage Amendment was ratified.