Celebrate Women's History Month at the upcoming screening of 'Pioneers' at the Boulder Chautauqua!
Jean Wirt Sherwood, one of the four pioneering subjects of the film, lectured at the very first Boulder Chautauqua in 1898. It seems more than fitting that this film should play there in her honor.
The stories of inspirational and influential women are all too often left untold. Pioneers is part of an important effort to reconstruct women’s history and celebrate the contributions women have made to culture and society. The women of Pioneers serve as models for how to live rich and creatively rewarding lives in the face of prohibitive social restrictions and discrimination. Through their actions, large and small, they made dramatic differences in the quality of life and accessibility to opportunities for themselves and others. They stood up to misogyny, racism, and classicism. They promoted greater accessibility to arts education. They championed the local identity while celebrating foreign culture. They tirelessly pursued their creative passions. These women are representative of so many other influential women of the American West, whose stories have yet to be told.