Our Time, Our History featuring Heidi Osselar, Ph.D. presented by Sounds of Kingman at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts. Free to the public, brought to you in cooperation with AZ Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This month is - There's a New Sheriff in Town: Early Women in Arizona Law Enforcement by Heidi Ossalaer. Our contribution to Women's History Month.
At the Mohave Museum of History and Arts (400 W. Beale St.)in Historic Downtown Kingman.
An hour long presentation starting at 1:00pm until 2:00pm.
For more information go to: www.soundsofkingman.com/
March 21, 2015 A Road Scholar presentation
There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Early Women in Arizona Law Enforcement Arizona has a tremendous record of electing women to office, but there is one position that has remained in the control of men: sheriff. Was the West just too wild for female sheriffs? Learn about how early women got involved in policing the state, and find out about the early female pioneers in this field, like Jewel Jordan, Maricopa County’s first female sheriff. Dr. Osselaer also discuss the life of Lucretia Roberts, whose career as an elected law enforcement official was featured in a novel and a major Hollywood film starring Debbie Reynolds.
Heidi Osselaer, Ph.D. Heidi Osselaer received her undergraduate degree in history at the University of California, Berkeley and her doctorate at Arizona State University. In 2009, the University of Arizona Press published her book, Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics, 1883-1950, which won two Glyph Awards from the Arizona Book Publishing Association. She teaches at Arizona State University and serves on the Executive Board and the Scholars’ Committee of the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arizona History.