Sandy Levins, Author of Wednesday’s Women

For over 20 years, Sandy Levins has successfully paired her background in research with her love of history. As the owner of Historic Faux Foods during that time, she researched and studied food ways of the past to create historically-correct faux foods for museums and historic sites across the country.

Sandy Levins with faux foods she created for the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate’s exhibit of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s “Feeding Desire: Design and Tools of the Table 1500-2005.”

Her work has been honored by Early American Life magazine as among the best historically-informed handwork in America. She has also been featured in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, NJ Monthly, SJ Magazine, American Spirit (magazine of the D.A.R) and on NPR.

Levins was affiliated with the Camden County Historical Society in Camden, NJ, for 20 years, five of those as president of the organization. And every March, as she researched and prepared programs and displays for Women’s History Month, she discovered more and more women whose stories needed to be told.

After all, women have been making history in ways big and small, against all odds and often at great risk, for centuries. So why limit a celebration of their accomplishments and achievements to just one month of the year?

Wednesday’s Women seeks out and introduces you to women who have made their marks in American history. Some were “firsts” in their fields; some overcame amazing obstacles in eras when women had neither rights nor legal standing in society; others contributed to history in ways that touch our lives to this day. They are Wednesday’s Women. And these are their stories.