The women's theater movement began in the early 1970s and continued until the mid–1980s. Echoing the second-wave feminism sweeping the country, it fostered the growth of more than 185 theaters, with an emphasis on women's issues. One of these, At the Foot of the Mountain Theater in Minneapolis, made a lasting mark on the Twin Cities.
A president of the National Audubon Society (likely John H. Baker) presents a citation to Frances E. Andrews of Minneapolis for her contributions to conservation at the Society's annual dinner in New York City, November 20, 1954. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune portrait collection in the Minnesota Historical Society Library.
Frances Andrews worked as an advocate for social justice, education, and conservation in the early twentieth century. She called for preservation of the forests and lakes that became the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and experimented with land restoration in northwestern Wisconsin. Her legacy includes an endowment that continues to support social and environmental causes in the 2010s.