Sepia image of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, seated, alongside image of new Walker quarter. Text has title and details of the event: Historic Change: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. Saturday, June 8, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Oswego High School, Oswego NY. Image includes American Women Quarters logo and National Women's History Museum logo.

Historic Change: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

Join the National Women’s History Museum, the United States Mint, and the Oswego community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker and commemorate the release of the 2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker quarter, the 13th coin to be released in the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters™ Program.  This special event will include remarks from distinguished guests, a panel discussion, performances, and a special presentation to the Walker family.

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As a surgeon, women’s rights advocate, abolitionist, and spy, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker became the first female U.S. Army surgeon during the Civil War. She championed women’s suffrage and advocated for “dress reform.” She is also the only woman to have received the Medal of Honor in U.S. History.

The American Women Quarters™ Program is the first circulating coin program dedicated to honoring women whose achievements, triumphs and legacies reflect the strength, perseverance, and resiliency of our nation.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.


Jun 08 2024


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Oswego High School
2 Buccaneer Boulevard, Oswego, NY 13126
National Women's History Museum


National Women's History Museum

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