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Dryden museum having 'early women' exhibit

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The Dryden & District Museum's upcoming exhibit, “Making a Home: Early Women of Dryden,” shares stories about settler women who helped build Dryden and the district's sense of community.

This exhibit will be on display from Friday, March 15 to Friday, May 10.

An opening reception will be held this Friday from 5-7 p.m.

This exhibit looks at the first 50 years of Dryden's settlement and highlights some of the women who were homesteaders, business women, teachers, and more.

The museum also will have photographs of unknown women from the collection on display.

“Come in to the museum and read some stories about Alice Watson, Lily Skene, Eunice Annis, and others,” said Pat Rigey, chair of the Dryden & District Museum Advisory Board.

“Maybe you can help us identify some of the women in our many photos,” Rigey added.

“It has been interesting learning about these women,” noted Cultural and Tourism co-ordinator Bethany Waite.

“There have been many inspiring women in Dryden's past and we're happy to be bringing them to the forefront.”

Dryden is home to many women who have made a lasting impact in the community.

If you would like to share the story of a woman in Dryden and district who was significant to you, let us know.

We would be happy to record her history.

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