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Leader Times (Kittaning, PA): “AAHS Celebrates Nellie Bly’s Birthday,” May 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

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AAHS celebrates Nellie Bly’s birthday with Brooke Kroeger

Tickets for May 4 event can be purchased at the door

AAHS celebrates Nellie Bly’s birthday with Brooke Kroeger
A presentation celebrating the birthday of famed journalist Nellie Bly, which will feature a lecture from Brooke Kroeger, will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 4 at the WCTU Building 317 N. 2nd St. Apollo, PA 15613.
The Apollo Area Historical Society (AAHS) will be celebrating the birthday of famed journalist Nellie Bly by hosting a lecture from Brooke Kroeger at 6:30 p.m. May 4 at the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Building 317 N. 2nd St. Apollo, PA 15613.
Admission is $5, with children 12 and under free, and can be purchased at the door.

Brooke Kroeger is a journalist, professor emerita at NYU, and the author of six books, the latest of which is “Undaunted: How Women Changed America Journalism”, published by A.A. Knopf in May 2023.

Kroeger’s book explores how women have fared in American journalism’s most competitive and highly valued bastions, the ones men have dominated in the 180 years since mass media began.

Brooke will explore the role of women in journalism, with special emphasis on Nellie Bly.

The presentation will be followed by a question/answer period. Birthday cake will conclude the program.