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On the Road with Penny Colman

Seneca Falls, New York

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Penny was the keynote speaker at the museum at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, New York
Penny outside the museum at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, New York, where she spoke on July 16, 2017. She’s standing by a plaque honoring the men who fought for women’s rights.


Boston, Massachusetts

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Penny was the keynote speaker at a weekend celebration of women worker war at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park.
Penny Colman was the keynote speaker at “Rosie the Riveter Invades the Navy Yard.” The two-day celebration of women worker war was held at the Charlestown Navy Yard, National Historical Park, home of the "USS Constitution" and the "Cassin Young." The portrait of “Rosie the Riveter” was made of miscellaneous hardware and magnetic sheeting. It measured 2’’ x 3.5’.


Bergen County, New Jersey

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Penny's very busy speaking schedule, included in 2013 a discussion with a book group Penny Colman gives a keynote address in 2014 honoring the women of World War II.Penny Colman being interviewed at the Ridgewood 3rd Annual Film Festival for the viewing of the film she narrated Pioneering Women War Correspondents
Penny's very busy speaking schedule included a discussions with book groups, a keynote address at an event honoring the women of World War II, and an interview at the Ridgewood 3rd Annual Film Festival for the viewing of the film she narrated "Pioneering Women War Correspondents."


Baltimore, Maryland

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Penny spoke at “WWII's Unsung Heroines,” an event at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, Baltimore, Maryland.  On Penny's left is Susan King who was riveter, next to her is Betty Prince, who was a Marine.  There were also two Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), a WAC nurse, WAVES air controller, etc. Fabulous event! With Penny, from left to right, are: Barbara Franklin, Annamarie Joyner, a docent at the MWHC, and Rose Yingling, one of the “Rosies” who was honored at the event.

Penny spoke at “WWII's Unsung Heroines,” an event at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, Baltimore, Maryland. On Penny's left is Susan King who was riveter, next to her is Betty Prince, who was a Marine. There were also two Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), a WAC nurse, WAVES air controller, etc. Fabulous event!
With Penny, from left to right, are: Barbara Franklin, Annamarie Joyner, a docent at the MWHC, and Rose Yingling, one of the “Rosies” who was honored at the event.





Washington, DC

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At the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Penny gave a book talk about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.At the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Penny gave a book talk about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World. At the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Penny gave a book talk about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World. At the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Penny gave a book talk about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World. At the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Penny gave a book talk about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.

At the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC,
Penny gave a book talk about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.


Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey and Fort Belvoir, Virginia



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: Women's History Month, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

Penny gives her popular presentation "Celebrating Women!" to a wide variety of audiences. She spoke at Canisius College, Fort Belvoir, and the Midwest Regional Office, National Park Service.


New York City



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Penny visited 6th grade students at P.S. 174 in Rego Park, NY and presented assemblies to 4th and 5th grade students at P.S. 24 in Flushing, NY.


Camden New Jersey



Penny & Rose

Rose M. Keene, a riveter and welder who helped build the Battleship New Jersey during World War II, came to Penny's talk on "Rosie the Riveter," at the Camden County Historical Society, Camden, NJ,. She was fascinated by Penny's book, Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II. "That's what I looked like!" she exclaimed when she saw the picture on p. 91. "That's Norma Jeane Baker Dougherty, who later became Marilyn Monroe," Penny said.

"Well, she looks like I did back then," Rose replied.
Today the Battleship New Jersey is a museum located on the Camden side of the Delaware River.

To read more: http://www.pennycolman.com/blog

New York City

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Penny leading a women's history tour in New York City that includes a stop at the statue of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Elizabeth Cady plaque

And a stop at a plaque to Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Orono, Maine


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Penny Colman Signing her book at University of Maine

Penny autographing books at the First Annual Nonfiction Institute, the University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County brought Penny Colman to Cincinnati, Ohio, for Children's Book Week. She spoke to audiences of children, teachers and librarian at four different branch libraries. Here she is in the Dehli Township Branch Library reading from Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial to sixth grade students, teachers, and librarians from Dehli Middle School.


Reading, Massachusetts

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After hearing about Penny Colman's book, Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial, students at Coolidge Middle School in Reading, MA, wrote epitaphs and designed gravestones for characters in fiction books. Here is one marvelous examples of their creativity.
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Northampton, Massachusetts



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Penny paused to talk before she autographed a copy of Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II for a participant at the Women Change America Conference, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.