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Long before Reese Witherspoon made the movie Wild about the adventures of Cheryl Strayed, there was Emma “Grandma” Gatewood. You can now see the full documentary, Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story as it will be coming to the Ohio History Museum on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 from 1-3pm. Emma who, at 67 years old was the first woman ever to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. A survivor of three decades of domestic violence and in the meantime raised 11 children, she finally found the courage to walk away. Inspired by an article in National Geographic, she then decided she would like to, as a woman walk the trail. Later she became a celebrity and appeared on a couple of guest spots on national television. After the film, the producers will be there to answer questions.
Also on Sunday, October 30th from 2-2:30 pm will be another interesting women’s history event. Woodhull for President! will be presented by a staff member at the Ohio History Museum.