MARCH: LCA is partnering with the Women's Centennial Committee of Langhorne to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the fight for women's rights. Our first events are a three-week film festival of women's history documentaries.
Films will be shown on Sunday afternoons at Middletown Friends Meetinghouse, 453 W. Maple Avenue, in Langhorne Borough, beginning at 2 PM. FREE. Light refreshments will be served.
- March 15: “One Woman, One Vote” Narrated by Susan Sarandon. How could America call itself the greatest democracy, but deny the right to vote to more than half its citizens!
- March 22: “Iron Jawed Angels: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way” This documentary takes a contemporary look at this pivotal event and tells the true story of the defiant and brilliant young activists with Alice Paul who took the women’s suffrage movement by storm.
- March 29: “Equal Means Equal” (some adult language) Recently VA became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but there is more to do to get this across the finish line. Discover how outdated and discriminatory attitudes through real life stories and legal cases claim to protect women.
APRIL: The Langhorne community continues to honor the strong women in our history.
- April 18: The Life and Writings of Maya Angelou -- Tracy Teagle will give a moving presentation of Ms. Angelou's amazing life and works. This event will begin at 7:00 PM at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum (headquarters of Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne Borough). $5 donation at the door supports the LCA Scholarship Fund. (Sponsored by Langhorne Council for the Arts)
- April 26: Tea with Julia Child -- Actress Linda Kenyon will delight you with her portrayal of TV cooking pioneer Julia Child. Tea sandwiches, scones, and delicious desserts will be served. Event begins at 1:00 PM at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum (headquarters of Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne Borough). $35 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Historic Langhorne Association or Judy's Corner Frame Shop on S. Bellevue Avenue. (This event is a fundraiser for and sponsored by Historic Langhorne Association).
MAY: The celebration of women continues and so does a unique celebrations of the arts and nature!
- May 3: A Visit with a Suffragette: Carrie Chapman Catt -- Actress Pat Jordan will bring to life this courageous activist and founder of the League of Women Voters. FREE. Event begins at 2 PM at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum (headquarters of Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne Borough).
- May 23 (rain date May 24): Spring Into the Arts Festival. LCA's plan to revive the Arts in the Garden Tour hasn't worked out, due to prohibitive insurance expenses. Instead, we are planning an arts festival which will be just as nice, and will allow for even more artists and musicians to participate! Artists and musicians who wish to participate: please contact Pat at 215-752-0854 or email info@LanghorneArts.org.
- May 25: Langhorne Memorial Day Parade, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (approx). Girls and women of all ages are invited to wear white (contemporary or period clothing) and to march in the parade with the Women's Centennial Committee of Langhorne. One hundred years ago, many brave and dedicated women fought, sacrificed, and marched so that future generations of women can enjoy the rights we take for granted. This is your chance to show your appreciation for those women and for your right to vote! Contact Pat at 215-752-0854 or email info@LanghorneArts.org to sign up for this once-in-a-lifetime event!
JUNE-AUGUST: The 10th Annual Summer Speakers Series. Every other Tuesday evening through the summer, LCA will host a presentation on art, music, dance, writing, and other enlightening topics. In celebration of our 10th Speakers Series, all of our speakers will be from Langhorne! Presentations begin at 7:30 PM at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum (headquarters of Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne Borough). $5 donation at the door supports the LCA Scholarship Fund. Light refreshments will be served.
- June 16: Dr. Steven Van Schoyk will present on his book, "Looking For Your Self In All The Wrong Places: How To Recognize Your Authentic Self To Live On Your Terms" (Amazon, 2019). "My book is about learning to tell the difference between who you really are and the way you were raised. You hide your authentic self and your natural emotions to play a role in your family. You spend the rest of your life learning to recognize and use your emotions to be true to yourself."
- June 30: Joanne Schneider will present on the history of Irish dancing. Expect lively music, a demonstration of this fascinating dance form, and perhaps you will even learn a few steps yourself!
- July 14: R. Michael Wommack will present a retrospective of his career, from his days painting conversion vans to becoming an award-winning and much sought-after artist across the country, all because of a dream.
- July 28: Barry Truchil, Ph.D. will present on his book, "The Politics of Local Government." Who better to explore this subject than a sociology professor who served on the Langhorne Borough Council for many years?
- August 11: Stephen Perloff will present "A Photographer's Journey," a retrospective of his career as a highly regarded, award-winning photographer and founder/editor of the prestigious journal, "The Photo Review."