Celebrating Women’s History Month
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New! Mrs. Roosevelt: A First Lady in Her Own Right
Learn how Eleanor Roosevelt, the niece of Theodore Roosevelt and wife of Franklin Roosevelt, rose to power and fame in American history. Explore the obstacles she needed to overcome in politics and her home life; discuss her work as a spokesperson for FDR, and her career as an author, newspaper journalist, radio talk show personality, and representative at the United Nations in her later years.
CE-HIST 2094VA, 1 Thurs., Mar. 1, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-2, $25. L DiMartino. #13084
New! Peggy Shippan Arnold: Loyalist & Wife of a Traitor
Discover Peggy Shippan Arnold, a woman with multiple parts to her personality who was both the love interest of a British spymaster and the wife of a famous revolutionary war hero turned traitor. Learn the story of this colorful lady and her family, one not often told in history books. A fascinating tale of romance and betrayal.
CE-HIST 2095VA,1 Sat., Mar. 3, 12:30-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $25. L DiMartino. #13085
New! Sybil Ludington: Patriot & Woman of Commerce
Learn how Sybil Ludington became a hero of the American Revolutionary War and how she became a wife, mother, and business owner in the years following. Definitely an inspiration for her generation and those that followed!
CE-HIST 2096VA, 1 Sat., Mar. 3, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $25. L DiMartino. #13001
New! Typhoid Mary: The Story of a Scandal
Discover the innocent woman who was misunderstood and misjudged as a carrier of infectious disease and contagion. Learn about a turn of the century dilemma that scared the city, shocked the nation, and had an impact on how NYC health department would learn to treat public outbreaks of infectious diseases.
CE-HIST 2098VA,1 Thurs., Mar. 8, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $25. L DiMartino. #13002
New! Edgar Allan Poe & the Cigar Girl Murder
Edgar Allan Poe is considered the father of the American detective story as well as the author of horror stories and poetry. Learn about his involvement in a NYC cigar girl murder, which almost got him arrested, and led to his writing one of his most popular murder mysteries.
CE-LIT 2032VA, 1 Thurs., Mar. 8, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-4, $25. L DiMartino. #13087
New! The Second Mrs. Wilson
Learn how the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson ran the country for a short period after her husband’s stroke. Reflecting a period at the end of World War I, she managed the White House staff and helped her husband finish his last days in the presidency. One of the fascinating and less talked about stories in American History.
CE-HIST 2099VA, 1 Thurs., Mar 15, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-2, $25. L DiMartino. #13000
New! Susan B. Anthony & the American Suffragette Movement
Learn how one of the more inspirational leaders of the suffragette movement had an impact on American politics and the women’s right to vote, which would lead to an amendment to the Constitution.
CE-HIST 2100VA, 1 Thurs., Mar. 22, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-5, $25. L DiMartino. #13003
NEW! Bram Stoker’s Widow & the Dracula Lawsuit
Learn the story of how the famous Bram Stoker novel was first made into a silent film by a German production company in 1922, and the lawsuit brought against them by his widow. We’ll also discuss the film itself and the evolution of the novel into film history. A fascinating story of a widow’s successful lawsuit for copyright violation in the early part of the last century.
CE-LIT 2037VA, 1 Sat., Mar. 24, 12:30-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $25. L DiMartino. #13097
NEW! Mary Shelly & the Frankenstein Novel
Learn the story of how Mary Shelley grew up to become one of our most famous early Victorian writers, after writing a classic horror story based upon a challenge from another Victorian author. A fascinating story for those who love the history of early Victorian female authors, as well as those who love horror stories.
CE-LIT 2033VA, 1 Sat., Mar. 24, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $25. L DiMartino. #13095
New! Feminine Fierce: Ancient Egypt’s Most Powerful Women
Using art as a lens, participants will examine how female rulers of ancient Egypt left their mark on the world.
CE-CULTR 2050VA, 1 Wed., Mar. 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, GTW-219, $25. A Abbott. #13092