JOIN HISTORIAN SHAWNA REILLY FOR A DISCUSSION ABOUT TWO WOMEN COMING OF AGE AT CHERRY HILL DURING THE GILDED AGE
See Recreated Dress from this Golden Era
The New York State Museum, in partnership with Historic Cherry Hill, is pleased to announce Historic Cherry Hill’s Shawna Reilly as she presents a lecture on “Agency & Identity: Cherry Hill’s Would-Be Sisters,” on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Huxley Theater.
Through the clothing, photographs, possessions, and accounts left behind, Shawna Reilly’s lecture will compare the experiences of two women who came of age at Cherry Hill during the Gilded Age. She will take an in-depth look at the lives of “Kitty” Putnam and “Minnie” Knapp in terms of their plights, identities, relative vulnerabilities, opportunities, and the choices they made within their prescribed social roles.
Attending this in-person event, hosted and co-sponsored by the New York State Museum, is free. Media are invited to attend.
Special Lecture on “Agency & Identity: Cherry Hill’s Would-Be Sisters"
Shawna Reilly, Director of Education at Historic Cherry Hill
5:30 PM, Thursday, December 1, 2022
Huxley Theater, New York State Museum Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, New York, 12230