Final Lineup for "Strong Women of The Gables" Lecture Series

May 2, 2012 Published by sperling

Wednesday, May 16that 7:00 p.m.  Admission is a suggested donation of $10 for members of The Gables, $15 for non-members
Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Literary Legacy  Presented by Lucinda L. Damon-Bach, Professor of English at Salem State University and co-editor of Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives. Internationally acclaimed in the 19th century and admired by her U.S. contemporaries, Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s life and works inspired male and female readers alike. This lecture will focus on Sedgwick’s early novels, friendships, and interactions with fellow authors (including Cooper, Child, Emerson, and Hawthorne), exploring her role as a founder of American literature.
Wednesday, June 20that 7:00 p.m. Admission: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members 
Susannah Ingersoll and Her Role in the Business Community  Presented by Robin Woodman, Assistant for Harvard Art Museum Archaeological Exploration of the Sardis, Turkey Expedition. She is also a volunteer at The  
House of the Seven Gables.
Wednesday, July 18that 7:00 p.m.  Admission:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Sophia Peabody and Her Sisters  Presented by Megan Marshall, winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and Pulitzer finalist for her book, The Peabody Sisters, Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism.This landmark book won wide critical acclaim. Her focus for this lecture will be on Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2:00 p.m.   – (This is ‘Trails & Sails’ Weekend.)  Admission:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
The Strike for Bread and Roses, Lawrence, 1912   Presented by professional storyteller Sharon Kennedy, this performance will honor the women textile workers of Lawrence, Massachusetts in this centennial year.
Known as “The Strike for Bread and Roses,” their fight for better working conditions began as a women-led strike, but it inspired all the men to strike as well. Her performance will include the actual testimony of four fourteen year-old mill workers before the U.S. Senate.
Wednesday, November 7that 7:00 p.m.  Admission:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, a Notable Local Figure with International Connections  Louise B. Swiniarski, Education Department Professor at Salem State University, will focus  on Elizabeth Peabody:  her work, friends, and the literary salon she hosted on West Street in Boston.  She will also discuss Elizabeth’s relationship with her sister Sophia, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s wife.
Wednesday, December 12that 7:00 p.m. Admission:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Out of the Parlor and Into the Light  Pianist Jacqueline Schwab will perform vintage 19th century American parlor music, including Stephen Foster and Civil War songs, hymns, spirituals, and ballroom dances. Schwab is best known for her performances on Ken Burns’ Grammy award-winning Civil War documentary, as well as the Emmy award-winning Baseball and Mark Twain documentaries on public television.

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