SIDNEY — The Shelby County Historical Society will team with the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, of Piqua, to present an Ohio Chatauqua 2018: Modern Legends performance, June 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., Sidney.
Dr. Sally Ann Drucker will portray feminist author Betty Friedan for the free presentation. It will be repeated June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park, along Forest Avenue in Piqua.
Friedan, who lived from 1921 to 2006, published her best-selling book, “The Feminine Mystique” in 1963. It was credited with sparking the beginning of the second wave of feminism in the U.S. Friedan explored the idea of women finding personal fulfillment outside of tracitional roles in society. She helped advance the women’s rights movement as one of the cofounders of National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966.
Drucker, of Long Island City, New York, is a professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. She has participated in historical characterization since the 1990s and has been portraying Friedan since 2010