Celebrating Women's History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month


The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines valiant as:

possessing or acting with bravery or boldness, courageous


marked by, exhibiting, or carried out with courage or determination, heroic

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Help us build our Wall of Women. Are you valiant? Take a selfie and share why you are valiant. Do you know a valiant women? Share her story.  Do you revere a well-known valiant women? Tell us why! Email jpollard@explorefranklincountypa.com or call 866.646.8060.

Celebrating Women’s History 

From the Revolutionary era to the present, women shaped Franklin County and contributed to the well-being of communities, large and small. Franklin County Visitors Bureau is spotlighting women of Franklin County with this exhibit. Women, such as Margaret Cochran Corbin, Harriet Lane, Dolly Harris, Mary B. Sharpe, Margaret Disert, Emma Nicodemus Geiser, and Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes were courageous, resourceful, and community minded. They joined generations of daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, and aunts across Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and America striving for a legal voice and civil rights.

March brings Women’s History to the 11/30 Visitors Center with I Am..We Are Valiant– a self-building installation to encourage public participation. Learn about some of the first women of Franklin County, including revolutionary veteran Margaret Cochran Corbin and Franklin County’s first female judge, Carol Van Horn. Snap a selfie in person or join virtually by taking a picture of influential women in your life. Share the words of women, who inspired you.