Larry Bell, HSSM board member and retired pastor, will present on the contributions made by Emily Howland to the education of African Americans before and after the Civil War in addition to her support of local secondary education.
Jerome Durr of Jerome Durr Studios in Syracuse NY will speak on The Restoration of Historic Lead Windows. Mr. Durr restored the diamond panel windows from Opendore with donated funds from Westminster Presbyterian Church. He has worked on windows from many area churches including St. Mathews in Moravia and Willard Chapel.
Our Fall Open House is scheduled for October 19th from 1:00-4:00 pm at both the Howland Stone Store Museum and Opendore. At Opendore the sheetrock and painting is complete, and lighting installed on the first floor. Work on preparation of historic wood trim for painting is ongoing. New hardwood flooring has been delivered for installation the week after our open house. We will have plenty of pictures of completed work. In our "theater room" a short video will introduce the museum and the suffrage posters.
Anne Mlod, received the 2108 Louise Bechtel Fellowship from the American Library Association to study how slavery has been represented in children's literature. She studied at the University of Florida's Mary Baldwin Children's Historical Library and will share the various perspectives on slavery she found based on geography and religion. Anne is a librarian at Genesee Elementary School and is Vice President of the Tubman Boosters.
Maryanne Felter researched our poster collection some years ago and has recently retired from the English faculty at Cayuga Community College. She will help us understand how suffragettes used the poster as a tool to focus interest in the cause and how they encouraged both established and budding artists to create designs in support of the cause.
Carol K. Kammen, Tompkins County Historian and Elaine Engst, co-authors of Achieving Beulah Land: The Long Road to Suffrage in Tompkins County NY will present on the role of Cornell graduates Isabel Howland and Harriet May Mills in the NY State Women's Suffrage Assn. and on women's education.