Celebrating Women's Equality Day in southern Pa.

Alyssa Jackson, 505-5438/@AlyssaJacksonYD
  • The free public event will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.
  • Daisy Nelson Century will present a living history portrayal of historical figure Sojourner Truth

Community members can gather at the U.S. Army Heritage Center on Friday to celebrate Women's Equality Day with a free event. 

The event will feature Daisy Nelson Century, a historical re-enactor and middle school teacher in Philadelphia who has traveled across the U.S. to portray different historical figures, according to a news release. Century will present a living portrayal of Sojourner Truth in honor of Truth's "Ar'n't I a Woman" speech at the Women's Rights Conference in Akron, Ohio, in 1851. 

The event will celebrate Women's Equality Day, which is Friday. Women's Equality Day celebrates the enactment of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. 

Daisy Nelson Century will portray Sojourner Truth during a Women's Equality Day event Friday at the U.S. Army Heritage Center in Carlisle.

The U.S. Army Heritage Center, which is located at 950 Soldiers Drive in Carlisle, will also have its exhibits open to the public. This includes the "Treasures of the U.S. Army Heritage Center" exhibit and the soldier experience gallery. Parking for the event is free. 

For more information on the event, call 717-254-3972 or visit USAHEC.org