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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

This tucked-away museum in Lansing celebrates the contributions of women to our state in many fields such as science, politics, philanthropy, aviation and entertainment. It is located in the beautifully restored Cooley-Haze home from 1903. Gilda Radner, born today day in 1946, is one of the Hall of Fame Honorees. She attended University of Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, then went on to study theatre at U of M. She is most famous for her portrayal of zany characters on Saturday Night Live. Michigan lost Gilda to ovarian cancer in 1989. To check out more honorees click here. The web site includes relevant classroom lesson plans for each honoree. (That's the teacher in us!)

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