Demystifying the Bricks and Mortar of Main Street

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Date: November 14, 2014
Contact: David Malone, 315-568-2991 ext. 3002

Seneca Falls, NY-The "bricks and mortar" of Main Street USA symbolize local culture, local community, and local business. But the bricks of Main Street have a different story to tell, for they were a product of America's capitalist expansion in the late 19th and early 20th century.

On Thursday, November 20th, Women's Rights National Historical Park and Hobart and William Smith Colleges will co-host Kirin J. Makkir, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture who will offer a lecture titled, "Demystifying the Bricks and Mortar of Main Street: An Early Story of Prefabrication." Come learn about the history of American small town development--the story of Main Street is more complex than you think. The program will be offered from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the park visitor center at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

After the program, the public is invited to explore the park's fascinating new exhibit titled, "World War II Home Front." WWII ignited over the aggressive military expansion efforts of Japan, Germany, and Italy and grew to be the most geographically wide spread military conflict the world has ever known. Though many U.S. men and women were fighting overseas during the war, an even greater number remained at home making vital contributions to the war effort. Please join us to learn about the context the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" was set in as we head into the holiday season.

For more information, please call (315) 568-0024. All sites within Women's Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook ( and Twitter (!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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