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Talking About History: The Women's Club Movement

Sunday, March 3, 2013

3:00 p.m.

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A lecture by Dr. Laura Fishman

The “ladies” who founded the King Manor Association in 1900 epitomized the dynamism exhibited by many American women in the early twentieth century who were eager to re-direct their energies beyond their traditional domestic sphere.  The King Manor Association worked not only to restore and preserve a valuable historic house in the Jamaica community, but also to “foster patriotism and good citizenship.” These efforts are now recognized as part of the nation-wide Women’s Club movement. Women’s Clubs worked to promote civic engagement and social reform, and also fight for women’s suffrage. Both white and black women formed women’s clubs, but major differences characterized the goals and activities of each.   

Please reserve a seat for this FREE lecture by calling (718) 206-0545x13 or by emailing programs@kingmanor.org For more information, visit www.kingmanor.org Refreshments will be served following lecture.  Suggested $5 donation for refreshments. 

Location

King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park
Queens
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

King Manor Museum

Contact Number

(718) 206-0545x13

Contact Email

programs@kingmanor.org

Categories

History, Talks, Seniors

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