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Dr. Edith Marion Patch Exhibit Opening Reception
October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch to celebrate the opening of the Dr. Edith Marion Patch Exhibit. Edith Marion Patch was the first woman scientist employed by the University of Maine. She arrived in Orono in 1903 to start the entomology department at the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, but had to work for a year before the board would approve her salary. Some, it seemed, had doubts as to whether a woman could do the job! Edith Patch proved them wrong, and proved herself a dedicated and skilled scientist. She earned her Masters degree at the University of Maine in 1910, and her doctorate from Cornell University in the following year. She earned the respect of her scientific colleagues, who elected her a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1913, and president of the Entomological Society of America in 1930.
The Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch are working to preserve and carry on the scientific, environmental, and educational legacy of this internationally renowned Maine woman. Our efforts include educational programs and publications for youth and adults, and rehabilitation of Dr. Patch’s historic home, Braeside, just north of the campus of the University of Maine. RSVP by calling 581-4100. FMI on Dr. Patch or joining The Friends, visit: https://edithmarionpatch.wordpress.com/