Otto inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame


Otto inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame

On Thursday August 26, 2010 eleven Ohio women were inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. One of them was our very own Martha Potter Otto, seen here accepting her award from First Lady Frances Strickland. The following is her acceptance speech for those who were unable to attend. “Probably the most exciting aspect of my 40+ years in archaeology at the Ohio Historical Society is the nearly constant change. New discoveries, new theories, new technologies continually give us addition insights into the lives and accomplishments of people who lived here hundreds and even thousands of years ago, as well as new ways of communicating those discoveries to wider and wider audiences. I have also been heartened by the growing number of women who are entering my profession and are establishing successful careers in universities, museums, and cultural resource management. The thought that my own career has possibly served as a role model for some of these women is both gratifying and humbling. To my colleagues in the profession and at the Ohio Historical Society, thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm. To my family, and especially to my husband, Frank, thank you for your love and support. To the Governors Office for Womens Initiatives and Outreach, thank you for this great honor.”

The award ceremony can be seen in its entirety at http://www.ohiochannel.org/multimedia/media.cfm?file_id=126769

Posted September 1, 2010
Topics: Archaeology

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