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The Frederick Lee Lectures: Celebrating Madison Women and Girls

Presenters: Mary Barneby

The final presentation will feature Madison resident and CEO of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut Mary Barneby as she explores the history of girl scouting in Madison and its impact on the  lives of girls and women. For more than 100 years, the GSA has maintained its mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character for the purpose of improving the world.

Thousands of scouts and scout volunteers–many of them our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and daughters–have contributed to the fabric of life in Madison. Barneby will invite current Madison Girl Scouts to help her take us down a memory lane that intersects the lifetime journeys of local Girl Scouts with the historical changes that have evolved over the past century.

March 12, 2018, marks the 106th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. Following the lecture, we invite you to celebrate this special occasion with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday and cake.


Admission Fee: $5 adults; $4 MHS members; $2 students and children ages 10 and older
Location: Hubley Hall at the Franklin A. Bower Church House
The First Congregational Church of Madison
On the historic Madison Green (26 Meetinghouse Lane)

All programs are recommended for adults and children 10 and older.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, each program will be delayed until the immediately following Sunday.

For more information, call 203.245.4567

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First Congregational Church-Hubley Hall

Built in the Federal style in 1838 the First Congregational Church is located on the historic green in downtown Madison. The Angela Hubley Hall is the church’s largest meeting space.

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