A program on the bicycle’s impact on the social status of women in the years before Women’s Suffrage in New York State, led by historian Kjirsten Gustavson wearing her reproduction 1890s bicycle costume, has been set for Saturday July 27th, at 10 am, at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site. [Read more…] about Women’s Bicycling History Program at Sackets Harbor
The Southampton History Museum has announced High Style in the Gilded Age: Southampton 1870-1930, a new exhibit set to open Saturday, August 17th with an opening reception from 4 to 6 pm.
With the arrival of the railroad in 1870, Southampton began its swift ascent to fashionable status. New Yorkers, spared a grueling journey by stagecoach or an overnight boat trip, could now make the trip in a few hours. While the early years of the Southampton summer colony were marked by a professed enthusiasm for the informal pleasures of country life, it was perhaps inevitable that the taste for Gilded Age excess, then sweeping over the city, would begin to assert itself in Southampton.
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Flora Fraser joins us for one of those conversations. We’ll talk about biography, and in doing so, she’ll tell us what it was like to grow up as the daughter and granddaughter of two famed, British biographers and about the genre of biography and how it developed in the United Kingdom. [Read more…] about Biography And A Biographer’s Work
Mary E. Corey’s new book Political Life and Times of Matilda Joslyn Gage (Paramount Market Publishing, Inc, 2019), looks at the life of advocate, activist, intellectual, and leader, Matilda Joslyn Gage.
From her first convention speech in 1852 to the publication of her magnum opus, Woman, Church and State, her speeches, writings, and advocacy were and remain an education in women’s history. Gage’s greatest contribution to the women’s movement rests on her scholarship, based on careful research, well documented and written in the best scholarly manner of its time. [Read more…] about New Book: Political Life and Times of Matilda Joslyn Gage
Queens College has announced the exhibit, “Ladies from Your Past,” which looks at famous women of history, provides a positive image of women and aims to inspire young adults to follow their passion. [Read more…] about Queens College Offering “Ladies From Your Past” Exhibit
But what precisely is the work that mothers do to raise children? Has the nature of mothers, motherhood, and the work mothers do changed over time?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Nora Doyle, an Assistant Professor of History at Salem College in North Carolina, has combed through the historical record to find answers to these questions. Specifically, she’s sought to better understand the lived and imagined experiences of mothers and motherhood between the 1750s and 1850s. [Read more…] about Motherhood in Early America
The next North Country Civil War Round Table has been set for Sunday, April 28th, at 2 pm, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Jim Dawson will speak on female spies of the war, focusing on Elizabeth Van Lew of Richmond. Visitors who own items with Civil War provenance are encouraged to bring them to the event for a “show and tell” session before the talk. [Read more…] about Women Spies in the Civil War April 28th
A women’s history conference is set to be offered by the Yates County History Center at the Hampton Inn in Penn Yan on June 28 and 29th. Speak To The Light: Two Centuries of Women’s History in the Finger Lakes is being offered to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jemima Wilkinson, said to be the first American woman to found a religion, the Society of Universal Friends. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Women’s History Conference Set For June
Bucking the odds is a common theme of Walter-Mitty-type fantasies — overcoming daunting obstacles to become a winner, or a hero at some level. Few of us actually live the dream, but sometimes it happens, and during Women’s History Month, an incredible North Country example comes to mind: Rhoda F. Graves of Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County.
The extreme unlikelihood of her becoming a historic figure in state politics makes her story all the more compelling. And the details are amazing. [Read more…] about Gouverneur’s Rhoda Fox Graves, NYS Political Trailblazer
Women Belong in History Books contributing author Deborah Kidder is set to discuss remarkable women from the Mohawk Valley on Saturday, March 23rd at 1 pm at the Oneida County History Center. The presentation will focus on the lives and legacy of three women born near Oneida County in the 19th century: Myrtilla Miller, Helen Huxtable Young, and Utica native Elizabeth Farrell. [Read more…] about Utica: The Education and Legacy of Three Women