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Contact: Lee Werst, Chief of Interpretation, 315.568.5302
Seneca Falls, NY – The public is invited to attend a lecture and book signing by historian and author Sarah Elbert. This event will be held at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park visitor center, 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, starting at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 6th.
Elbert has focused much of her recent research on the life of Louisa May Alcott. Her lecture, entitled, “Race, Sex and Slavery: The Real Louisa May Alcott Story,” will be presented in the visitor center auditorium with a question & answer session afterward. Seating is limited, so please come early.
The lecture will be followed immediately by a book signing in the visitor center lobby. Elbert has written introductions and edited two books which are available in the bookstore. They are: “Louisa May Alcott on Race, Sex and Slavery” and “The American Prejudice Against Color: William G. Allen, Mary King, Louisa May Alcott.” Two of Louisa May Alcott’s works will also be available, “Little Women” and “Moods”, which includes an introduction by Sarah Elbert. The lecture and book signing will be hosted by Eastern National in cooperation with the National Park Service. Entrance to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park visitor center is free of charge.
For more information, please contact the Park at 315-568-0024.