History is imperative to the mission statement of Historic Huguenot Street, but the stories of individual people are often the hardest to uncover. This is especially true of women, as their narratives were eschewed or cast aside over the trying course of time. This Women’s History Month, join professional genealogist and host of The Forget Me Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be Told, Jane Wilcox, for a revealing presentation sponsored by Woodland Pond at New Paltz.
Wilcox will explore forgotten voices of women through documents that were likely their only forms of expression, ranging from the humble 17th century all the way through the progressive 20th century. Not only will this event celebrate the strength of women throughout the centuries, but also highlight the long and arduous journey American women undertook to arrive at the present day. Joining the talk is Historic Huguenot Street’s very own Librarian & Archivist Carrie Allmendinger, who will showcase pieces from HHS’s own collection which signify evidence of women’s voices over the course of the region’s history.
A cold lunch and refreshments will be served, provided by Bridgecreek Catering.
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Registration is required.
(Pictured: Sarah Elizabeth Watkins Elting in dress reform attire, ca. 1870)