Vingie RoeCloverdale author Vingie E. Roe is pictured with her horse and dog in this undated photograph. (Cloverdale Historical Society collection)

The second in the Cloverdale Historical Society’s series, “Forthright and Female: Creative Women of Early Cloverdale,” will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

In the spotlight this week is Vingie E. Roe, 1892-1958, an internationally known Western writer with a feminist twist. From her home at First Street and Asti Road in Cloverdale, she created 31 novels and 100 fantasy adventure stories. Sunset, McCall’s and Collier’s magazines regularly published her work.

Vingie Roe BookHer stories, mostly about westerners and their horses, were often serialized in Chicago and New York newspapers before the books were published. The books sold widely in Europe, as well as in the United States. Copies of her books are in the Reference Library on the 2nd floor of the Cloverdale History Center.

Tuesday's program will include a black and white film clip from her story, “A Perilous Journey.” Thomas King, Lydia Revelos and Scott Winter with enact scenes from her book, “Wild Hearts,” while another story, “Smoke Along the Plain,”’ will be acted by Ryan Knowles, Carolyn Talvite, and David McChesney.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at Following the program, a reception will be held next door at the Cloverdale History Center, 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

Paintings by four female artists from distinguished local families are currently on display in the Gould Shaw House Museum. The families of Marietta Cooley Sink (1847-1929), Fidelia Furber Harlow (1876-1970), Pauline Brush (1877-1971) and Virginia Marsden Black (1892 -1965) have graciously loaned the paintings for this exhibit from their private collections.

Call 894-2067 for more information.