Celebrating 125 Years of Women at WVU... The Legacy Continues
May 2016 marked the 125th anniversary of the graduation of the first woman to earn a degree at West Virginia University. The Center for Women's and Gender Studies, in conjunction with other WVU agencies, celebrated this anniversary throughout the year with a number of events.
Among these events was the raising of the WVU Women’s Centenary Time Capsule, which was buried on March 20, 1991. This time capsule was buried to commemorate the 10 brave women who enrolled at WVU in 1889 and the one woman who graduated in 1891, Harriett E. Lyon. The time capsule was dedicated and buried to be opened every 25 years until the bi-centennial in 2091. It was reburied with additional materials in the fall.
April 5, 2016
April 7, 2016
April 14, 2016
April 19, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 28—November 6, 2016
November 2, 2016 - Note change of date