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January 16, 2018 > Pint-Size Dynamo - Exploring the Life of Elizabeth Lowrie

Pint-Size Dynamo - Exploring the Life of Elizabeth Lowrie

Submitted By the Washington Township Museum of Local History

Elizabeth Lowrie was born in Newark in 1880 to a local pioneer family and went on to become one of IrvingtonÕs first librarians, serving for 30 years from 1938 Ð 1962. Her father came to Washington Township in 1853 and worked as a farmer on the Brown Ranch in Newark.

In 1971 describing herself as Òtougher than a boiled owlÓ, she was the last member of her family in Washington Township. She was an avid storyteller and collector of many things, including Native American artifacts, butterflies and moths, and over 1500 decorative and political buttons.

On Monday, January 22, join us to learn more about this lively pioneer woman from early Washington Township (Fremont, Newark and Union City). You will hear some of her memories of early days in the area, view photos from her personal albums and discuss her life and collections.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Washington Township Museum of Local History and the Washington Township Historical Society and will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the museum, 190 Anza Street in Fremont. The speaker will be Patricia Schaffarczyk.

A display on the same topic will be on view at both the Washington Township Museum of Local History and the Fremont Main Library, Maurice Marks Center for Local and California History (2400 Stevenson Blvd, 2nd floor) from January 11 through March 31.


Pint-Size Dynamo: Elizabeth Lowrie
Monday, Jan 22
7:15 p.m.
Washington Township Museum of Local History
190 Anza St, Fremont
(510) 623-7907
Free (Donations gladly accepted)

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