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Virginia Women in History 2010

Kate Mason Rowland

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Kate Mason Rowland is best known for her biography of her great-great-granduncle George Mason.

Jean Miller Skipwith

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Jean Miller Skipwith, Lady Skipwith, assembled one of the largest libraries owned by a Virginia woman early in the nineteenth century.

Ethel Bailey Furman


Ethel Bailey Furman was one of the earliest African American women to work as an architect in Virginia.

Marian A. Van Landingham

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Marian A. Van Landingham founded a one-of-a-kind art center in Alexandria.

Janis Martin

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Known as the "Female Elvis," Janis Martin was a pioneer rockabilly star.

Edythe C. Harrison


Edythe C. Harrison's love of music led her to help found the Virginia Opera Association.

Mollie Holmes Adams

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Mollie Holmes Adams helped preserve the Upper Mattaponi heritage by passing on the almost-lost art of feather weaving and recording her herbal…

Queena Stovall


Taking up painting early in her sixties, Queena Stovall created works that recalled her life in rural Virginia and earned her the title the "Grandma…