Monthly Archive: March 2011

Happy 6th Birthday, KITK!

Because March is National Nutrition Month in the U.S. and Canada, let’s take a moment to sing Happy Birthday to The Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen program.

Now in its 6th year, and operational in more than 200 … Read more

It’s official: Mary Harriman is on the National Women’s History Museum website

While the National Women’s History Museum is still waiting for a permanent home in Washington, DC, Mary Harriman has found a home on its website, where she joins other Junior League member such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Chase SmithRead more

The Junior League Remembers: Cornelia Fort, Pilot

Cornelia Fort was an unlikely candidate to be the first American woman to die on active military duty. Born into a wealthy family in Nashville, the oldest of five children. A debutante. Sarah Lawrence graduate. Member of the Junior League of Nashville. Destined for a quiet life. But Cornelia Fort wanted to fly, and fly she did. She took her first flying lesson in 1940, shortly after her father died. She soon became first female flight instructor in Nashville. … Read more »

If It’s March, It Must Be Women’s History Month

Sometimes we lose sight of it in day-to-day League activities, but many Junior Leagues and individual League members have made important contributions, both large and small, to American history over the last 110 years.

Recognizing that, AJLI will tweet highlights … Read more

The Junior League Remembers: Margaret Chase Smith

Reading about the life of Margaret Chase Smith is like reading a short history of America in the 20th Century.  Born December 14, 1897 in Skowhegan, Maine, Margaret Chase worked briefly worked as a teacher, telephone operator and newspaper … Read more