POUGHKEEPSIE – New York State Museum curators and historians Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton will deliver the ninth annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley history. This online-only event, which is presented by Marist College’s Hudson River Valley Institute (HRVI), is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, October 15, 7:00pm. Pre-registration is required.
Lemak is the Chief Curator of History and Hopkins-Benton is the Senior Historian/Curator of Social History. Together they curated the New York State Museum exhibition and companion catalog, “’Votes for Women’ Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial,” which was on view through May 2018. That work will serve as the basis for their Handel-Krom talk. An online version of the exhibition may be viewed.
“We felt it was important to examine the fight for women’s suffrage across New York State and how the women of New York paved the way for the passage of the 19th Amendment,” said HRVI Executive Director James Johnson. “Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton curated a diverse array of artifacts including uniforms, banners, petitions, posters, photographs, and more for the exhibition and accompanying catalog; we are honored to have them speak this year.”
The online presentation will include visuals from the exhibition, including an 1864 Sojourner Truth carte de visite, from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, as well as an assortment of posters, banners, and photos of prominent suffragists. Pre-register for the event by visiting: maristconnect.marist.edu/votes4women.
About the Handel-Krom Lecture Series in Hudson River Valley History
This annual lecture series was established through the generosity of community leaders Shirley and Bernard Handel and Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert A. Krom, US Army, Retired, to promote knowledge of, and appreciation for, the rich history of this unique and important region of America.
About the Hudson River Valley Institute
The Hudson River Valley Institute (HRVI) is a Center of Excellence at Marist College that studies and promotes the history of the Hudson River Valley. The Institute provides information about the region’s culture, economy, environment, and educational resources through www.hudsonrivervalley.org, public programming, and The Hudson River Valley Review. This biannual peer-reviewed journal covers all aspects of regional history. The Hudson River Valley Institute is supported by a major grant from the National Endowment Humanities. Visit HRVI on Facebook at https://www.facebook.co/hudsonrivervalleyinstitute.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#3 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. The College also operates the Institute for Data Center Professionals, which provides individuals and corporate teams with skills-based education and credentialing to support the data center and enterprise computing environments of the future. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. www.marist.edu