Find out more about ‘remarkable’ women pioneers

130937b  Mayor Helen Mallory attends the Women's World Day of Prayer service , at the Salvation Army Citadel, pictured with Major Paul Robinson, Patricia Mollon, and Jean Glover MBE, looking at a WW2 silk map of Europe, part of the display to mark the day. Photo by Andrew Higgins    01/03/2013
130937b Mayor Helen Mallory attends the Women's World Day of Prayer service , at the Salvation Army Citadel, pictured with Major Paul Robinson, Patricia Mollon, and Jean Glover MBE, looking at a WW2 silk map of Europe, part of the display to mark the day. Photo by Andrew Higgins 01/03/2013

As part of International Women’s Day, Scarborough Museums Trust is inviting the public to discover more about the remarkable lives of the women rebels and pioneers whose forgotten voices have helped shape Scarborough.

Between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday March 8th, members of the public can drop-in to Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum and learn how the fascinating lives of Alice Lieder (Teacher & Archaeologist), Frances Mary Richardson Currer, (Bibliophile), Thomasin Farrer, (discoverer of the Scarborough Spa waters), Henrietta Rae (Pre-Raphaelite Artist and Suffragette) and the Scottish Herring Girls, can be told through their connections with Scarborough.

Using specially researched biographies, staff and volunteers will tell the stories of how these bold, change-makers and pioneers continue to inspire.

Community Curator, Emily Nelson said: “International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to remember some of the bold women whose actions changed the Scarborough Collections, the town, and many lives.

“These women were pioneers of their time, they pushed boundaries, yet their voices have mostly been forgotten.”

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Visit www.internationalwomensday.com to find out more.