Jan 20 2020
Achieving the Dream: Women of Color in Science, Bu...

Achieving the Dream: Women of Color in Science, Bu...

Presented by History Center of Niagara at History Center of Niagara

This new and exciting program explores women of African American descent who made their mark on US History. These innovative women achieved success in the fields of science, business and the arts, including mathematicians, inventors, aviators, environmentalists, sculptors, and entrepreneurs. These courageous women broke down social barriers and permanently changed the course of history through their strength, effort, and determination.

Learn about Marie Van Brittan Brown, credited with inventing the first closed-circuit television security system, and Dr. Gladys West, who is recognized for her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of the earth. This soon led to the creation of the first Global Positioning System, more commonly known as the GPS.

Children ages 7 -12 will play fun, interactive math games, learn how GPS and geocaching works, make a small model plane, sculpt with clay and much more. Find out about these unsung heroes who made a difference and changed a nation. Hear their stories as we travel through time and learn about their incredible journeys. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided at noontime.

Admission Info

Reservations are required for all programs. For pre-reservations and more information, please call (716) 434-7433 or contact us at info@niagarahistory.org

Fee: $10 per child

Phone: 716-434-7433

Email: info@niagarahistory.org

Dates & Times

2020/01/20 - 2020/01/20

Location Info

History Center of Niagara

215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY 14094