For Immediate Release
12 April 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Tunxis Hosts CT Women’s Hall of Fame Exhibit


Tunxis Community College hosted “We Fight For Roses, Too,” an exhibit which was on view March 29-April 5 to commemorate Women’s History Month in March.

The exhibit, which was on loan from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame collection, shares the stories, struggles and achievements of women who have shaped the culture and society of Connecticut and the nation. It was accompanied by 28 displays on prominent women in history, created by Tunxis students for a class project. Shown with the displays they created (left to right in photo) are Ian King of Cromwell and Lori Zajac of Southington, two of 30 students enrolled in “History of Women in America Since 1865” taught by Cindy Riccio, Tunxis lecturer in history. The course examines the role of women in the historical development of the United States, emphasizing women’s struggle for political, social and economic equality.

Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.