Submitted by Lakewood Historical Society
Join us in the Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main St, at 7:00 pm this Tuesday (March 28) for a free presentation by the Lakewood Historical Society on the life and career of one of the first women to become a medical doctor in the Pacific Northwest.
Noted living history performer Karen Haas has this to say about the remarkable woman she will bring to life:
“Born in 1882, B. Elizabeth Drake grew up in a time when it was not typical for a little girl to dream of becoming a doctor. But she was determined to do so. That determination overcame parental objections, saw her through medical school and led her to become a respected member of Tacoma and Lakewood’s medical community. Her desire to follow her dreams also led her to such escapades as driving a 1912 Cadillac, riding with the Woodbrook Hunt Club and taking her yacht on ‘daring’ trips.
“But how do you bring such a dynamic woman to life? Come to city hall on the 28th, and I will share some of the challenges and surprises of researching and developing the persona of a powerful woman and true pioneer.”