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"We Cannot be Tame Spectators": Four Centuries of Virginia Women's History by Cynthia A. Kierner

Thursday, March 6, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6
Virginia Historical Society
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On March 6 at noon, Cynthia A. Kierner will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "We Cannot be Tame Spectators": Four Centuries of Virginia Women's History.

Virginia Women's Equal Suffrage LeagueFrom before Jamestown to our own new millennium, women have been central figures in the families and communities of the Old Dominion. In recent decades, historians have also shown that Virginia women—as civic leaders and reformers, genteel ladies and embattled laborers—were also significant historical actors. Join us in commemorating Women’s History Month by celebrating the flourishing field of Virginia women’s history, and by exploring how what we’ve learned about women’s historical experiences can transform our understanding of Virginia history generally.

Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon.

Cynthia A. Kierner teaches history at George Mason University. She is the author of numerous books, including Martha Jefferson Randolph: Daughter of Monticello and, most recently, co-author with Jennifer R. Loux and Megan Taylor Shockley of Changing History: Virginia Women Through Four Centuries.


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Avoid the lines after the lecture and pre-order your signed copy of Changing History: Virginia Women Through Four Centuries before March 6, 2014.

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